R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
The movie's line "Forget it, Jake, it's Chinatown." was voted as the #74 movie quote by the American Film Institute (out of 100).
All right, Curly. Enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.
L.A.'s original Chinatown was demolished between 1933 and 1936 to make way for Union Station. The current Chinatown, located a few blocks away, opened in 1938. So the only time L.A. had no official Chinatown was 1937, the year in which this film is set.
The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.
TV versions omit the "screwing like a chinaman" joke told by Jake.
English, Cantonese, Spanish