Peking Express (film)

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Peking Express
Peking Express poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Dieterle
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Jules Furthman
Harry Hervey
Starring Joseph Cotten
Corinne Calvet
Edmund Gwenn
Marvin Miller
Music by Dimitri Tiomkin
Cinematography Charles Lang
Edited by Stanley Johnson
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) July 18, 1951 (1951-07-18)
Running time 95 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1.1 million (US rentals)[1]

Peking Express is a 1951 adventure film made by Paramount Pictures. It is the second remake of Paramount's earlier Shanghai Express (1932), remade as Night Plane from Chungking (1943). It was directed by William Dieterle and produced by Hal B. Wallis, from a screenplay by John Meredyth Lucas, based on the original screenplay by Jules Furthman and Harry Hervey. The music score was composed by Dimitri Tiomkin, the cinematography was by Charles Lang, the art direction by Franz Bachelin and Hal Pereira and the costume design by Edith Head.

The film stars Joseph Cotten, Corinne Calvet and Edmund Gwenn with Marvin Miller.


  1. ^ 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1951', Variety, January 2, 1952

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