Cabaret Shanghai Mexican Movie Poster 1950 AP556


This looks like a delirious and delicious brew of noir crime and show-biz sparkles, and the poster is as good as seeing a movie. Hot hot hot. Mounted on linen. 29 x 39.

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Cabaret Shangai (a.k.a. Cabaret Shaghai) is a Mexican drama film directed by Juan Orol. It was released in 1950 and starred Rosa Carmina and Orol.


Alberto (Robert Romaña), the confidant of Tony (Juan Orol), a gangster owner of the Cabaret Shanghai, departs from the business when his boss’s lover, Mary Ruth (Rosa Carmina) shown affectionate with him. The destination will soon torment these cursed lovers, who will be chased by the police as well as by the betrayed gangster.

Juan Rogelio García García, better known as Juan Orol (August 4, 1897 in Lalín, Pontevedra, Spain – May 26, 1988 in Mexico City, Mexico) was a MexicanSpanish actor, producer, screenwriter and film director. He was known as The King of the Mexican Film noir. He was also known as The Involuntary Surrealist. He was a pioneer of the Mexican cinema’s first talkies and one of the main promoters of the Rumberas film in the Golden Age of Mexican cinema. His films have been described as cult films.

Rosa Carmina Riverón Jiménez, better known as Rosa Carmina (born November 19, 1929 in Havana, Cuba) is a Cuban born Mexican dancer, singer, rumbera, vedette and film and television actress.

She was discovered in Cuba by the spanish filmmaker Juan Orol and debuted in the Mexican cinema by the hand of the filmmaker in the film A Woman from East (1946). She quickly achieved great popularity in the Mexican cinema thanks to her temperament, demeanor and unconventional stature among the actresses of the time. During several years, she was part of the film crew of Juan Orol in his best Gangster films.[1] Among these are the classic Gangsters Versus Cowboys (1948), considered one of the best Mexican films and considered a Cult film in several film clubs around the world. Additionally, Rosa Carmina was one of the principal stars of the Rumberas film of the Golden Age of Mexican cinema in the 1940s and 1950s. Among her principal Rumberas films are Tania, the Beautiful Wild Girl (1947), Wild Love (1949), In the Flesh (1951), Voyager (1952) and Sandra, the Woman of Fire (1954), among others. In her versatile career, Rosa Carmina transits in various film genres. Her artistic career also covered the theater and the television. In the 1980s and 1990s, she appeared in some mexican telenovelas. Thanks to her film collaboration with Orol, she was also known as The Queen of the Gangsters of the Mexican cinema.[2] She is also known under the name of Her Majesty The Rumba.[3]