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Some stories lend itself well to numerous film adaptations over the years; case in point: Harry Hervey’s little-known – yet ultimately most consequential for his career – Sky Over China. Paramount Pictures filmed that story three times, but not in its original title. The first adaptation was the expressionistic Pre-Code Marlene Dietrich vehicle Shanghai Express (1932), the second was the WWII adventure Night Plane from Chungking (1943), and the third – and last adaptation to date – was the Hal B. Wallis produced and William Dieterle directed noir-tinged Peking Express. Kino has licensed the third adaptation of Hervey’s oft-filmed story for its home video debut.



Peking Express (1951)



Released: 26 Oct 1951
Rated: Not Rated
Runtime: 95 min




Director: William Dieterle
Genre: Action, Drama, Film-Noir



Cast: Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet, Edmund Gwenn...

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uncledougie

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I’m unclear, IMDb lists two versions, 95 and 81 minutes. This is listed as 95 minutes original runtime, 85 minutes disc runtime. Is this yet a third cut, but not the uncut version?
 

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I like Corinne Calvet and I'm not much of a fan of Marlene Dietrich - I admire her far more as a person than as a show biz performer - so I'll buy this disc. Thanks for the review.
 

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