R | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A private detective hired to expose an adulterer finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.
Robert Towne said that John Huston was, after Jack Nicholson, the second-best-cast actor in the film, and that he made Cross menacing, through his courtly performance.
All right, Curly. Enough's enough. You can't eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.
When Cross and Gittes are lunching, the close-up of Jake's plate does not match, with the fish, potatoes and lemon wedge being in completely different positions.
The film opens with the 1940's Paramount logo.
TV versions omit the "screwing like a chinaman" joke told by Jake.
English, Cantonese, Spanish