Amid the anarchy of China, an American mercenary tangles with a ruthless warlord.
Exotic adventure drama has good atmosphere, excellent production value and a good cast, but is a bit slow-going, and the finale outstays its welcome.
Halliwell**: "Heavy-going but very decorative studio-bound intrigue which seems to take place on the old Shanghai Express sets with an extra fusion of dry ice. An intellectual's picture of its day."
Maltin***1/2: "Fine, atmospheric drama of Oriental intrigue..."