Factual Mistake When Mrs. Bannister purchases her ticket at the box-office of the Chinese theater, and is addressed by the Japanese greeting "konnichi wa".
Character Error Elsa had spent time in Shanghai, which has its own dialect, but in Chinatown she switches between Mandarin and Cantonese.
Audio/Video Mismatch In the Crazy House scene, Mrs. Bannister's lips don't sync with his lines.
Everett Sloane had refused to wear the leg braces constructed for his character, complaining bitterly of the pain they caused.
The Mexico shoot was plagued by a number of problems, and many of them detailed by producer William Castle in his diary.
They had discusses other titles for the movie - "Black Irish" and "If I Die Before I Wake," before they finalized on the title - Lady from Shanghai.
Orson Welles' decision to have Rita Hayworth cut her hair and bleach it had caused a storm of controversy in the industry.
Orson Welles thought of Everett Sloane as primarily a radio actor who didn't move particularly well on film, so he had introduced crutches to the character.
The movie was filmed in 1946, but was not released until 1947.
Orson Welles had originally wanted Barbara Laage for the lead role.
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