EFC II #158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#158 – The Lady from Shanghai (1947)
Dir. Orson Welles
Starring: Orson Welles, Rita Hayworth, Everett Sloane, Glenn Anders, Ted de Corsia, Erskine Sanford

The one hundred and fifty-eighth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, the Orson Welles directed mystery starring himself and Rita Hayworth, The Lady from Shanghai.

Recorded in May 2017.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yeah, it’s quite remarkable how good Orson Welles’ films turn out even after heavy studio interference. Worth a look.

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EFC II #17 – Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

The Epic Film Challenge II
#17 – Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
Dir. Charlie Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye, William Frawley, Marilyn Nash, Isobel Elsom

The seventeenth installment of the Epic Film Challenge II, Charlie Chaplin’s black comedy about a bigamist wife killer set in France, a departure from his usual films, Monsieur Verdoux.

Recorded in May 2016.

Is it a film you must see before you die?

Luke: Yes. It’s an underrated Chaplin film, unlike anything I’ve seen and impeccably made.