The Ship from Shanghai

The Ship from Shanghai is a 1930 Pre-Code American action film directed by Charles Brabin and written by John Howard Lawson. The film stars Conrad Nagel, Kay Johnson, Carmel Myers, Holmes Herbert and Zeffie Tilbury. The film was released on January 31, 1930, by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[1][2]

The Ship from Shanghai
Theatrical release poster
Directed byCharles Brabin
Screenplay byJohn Howard Lawson
Based onOrdeal
by Dale Collins
StarringConrad Nagel
Kay Johnson
Carmel Myers
Holmes Herbert
Zeffie Tilbury
Music byWilliam Axt
CinematographyIra H. Morgan
Edited byGrant Whytock
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • January 31, 1930 (1930-01-31)
Running time
67 minutes
CountryUnited States


On a yacht sailing from Shanghai to the United States carrying wealthy socialites, the sailors, led by a megalomaniac steward (played by Louis Wolheim), revolt and take control of the ship.



  1. "The Ship From Shanghai (1930) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
  2. "The Ship From Shanghai". TV Guide. Retrieved November 11, 2014.
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