Incident in Shanghai

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Incident in Shanghai
Directed by John Paddy Carstairs
Produced by Anthony Havelock-Allan
Written by A.R. Rawlinson
Based on an original story by John Paddy Carstairs
Starring Margaret Vyner
Patrick Barr
Derek Gorst
Cinematography Francis Carver
Edited by Lister Laurance
Distributed by Paramount British Pictures (UK)
Release date
25 January 1938 (London)
Running time
67 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Incident in Shanghai is a 1938 British drama film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Margaret Vyner, Patrick Barr, Ralph Roberts and Derek Gorst.[1][2] It was made at Pinewood Studios as a quota quickie for release by Paramount Pictures. It was shot in eleven days on a budget of £7,000.[3]

It was considered to have topical interest for audiences due to the ongoing Second Sino-Japanese War.[4]


In Shanghai, Madeleine Linden is an unhappy wife who falls in love with wounded pilot Pat Avon, upon whom her husband Brian, the head of the Red Cross, must operate.


Critical reception[edit]

TV Guide called it a "...plodding romantic drama."[5]



  • Chibnall, Steve. Quota Quickies: The Birth of the British 'B' Film. British Film Institute, 2007.

External links[edit]

Incident in Shanghai on IMDb