Marlene Dietrich and Clive Brook star in this thrilling adventure set on a train travelling from Peking to Shanghai during the Chinese Civil War. In 1931 while travelling between Peking and Shanghai two long-lost loves meet again. Magdalen, now known as Shanghai Lily, is notorious for using her feminine wit along the Chinese coast, which disgusts "Doc" as soon as he discovers her past. The train is accosted by the rebel army and Magdalen and Doc must put their feelings aside to survive. A touching story of romance set during the tumultuous years of war-torn China.