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Chinatown (20-Jun-1974)

Director: Roman Polanski

Writer: Robert Towne

Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Producer: Robert Evans

Keywords: Mystery, Corporate Crime, Los Angeles, Film Noir

Hired for a simple adultery investigation, a private detective's case unfolds into a complex conspiracy of water rights, land ownership, and murder. Modern noir masterpiece cemented Jack Nicholson's stardom. Won Oscar for Best Screenplay and received ten other nominations, including Best Actor, Actress, Director, and Picture.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Faye Dunaway
Actor
14-Jan-1941   Network
Jerry Fujikawa
Actor
18-Feb-1912 30-Apr-1983 Salt water bad for glass
John Hillerman
Actor
20-Dec-1932   Higgins on Magnum, P.I.
James Hong
Actor
22-Feb-1929   Indeed!
Rance Howard
Actor
17-Nov-1928   Father of Ron Howard, Clint Howard
John Huston
Film Director
5-Aug-1906 28-Aug-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Diane Ladd
Actor
29-Nov-1942   Chinatown
Joe Mantell
Actor
21-Dec-1915 29-Sep-2010 Angie in Marty
Jack Nicholson
Actor
22-Apr-1937   Chinatown
Roman Polanski
Film Director
18-Aug-1933   Chinatown
Noble Willingham
Actor
31-Aug-1931 17-Jan-2004 Hard-working supporting actor
Burt Young
Actor
30-Apr-1940   Paulie in Rocky

CAST

Jack Nicholson   ...   J. J. Gittes
Faye Dunaway   ...   Evelyn Mulwray
John Hillerman   ...   Yelburton
Perry Lopez   ...   Escobar
Burt Young   ...   Curly
Bruce Glover   ...   Duffy
Joe Mantell   ...   Walsh
Roy Jenson   ...   Claude Mulvihill
Diane Ladd   ...   Ida Sessions
Dick Bakalyan   ...   Loach
and
John Huston   ...   Noah Cross
Featuring
Darrell Zwerling   ...   Hollis Mulwray
James Hong   ...   Evelyn's Butler
Cecil Elliott   ...   Emma Dill
Beulah Quo   ...   Maid
Federico Roberto   ...   Cross' Butler
Allan Warnick   ...   Clerk
John Rogers   ...   Mr. Palmer
Roman Polanski   ...   Man with Knife
Nandu Hinds   ...   Sophie
James O'Reare   ...   Lawyer
Jerry Fujikawa   ...   Gardener
Belinda Palmer   ...   Katherine
Roy Roberts   ...   Mayor Bagby
Noble Willingham   ...   Councilman
Elliott Montgomery   ...   Councilman
Rance Howard   ...   Irate Farmer
George Justin   ...   Barber
Doc Erickson   ...   Customer
Fritzi Burr   ...   Mulwray's Secretary
Charles Knapp   ...   Mortician
Claudio Martinez   ...   Boy on Horseback
John Holland   ...   Farmer in the Valley
Jesse Vint   ...   Farmer in the Valley
Jim Burke   ...   Farmer in the Valley
Denny Arnold   ...   Farmer in the Valley
Elizabeth Harding   ...   Curly's Wife
Paul Jenkins   ...   Policeman
Lee de Broux   ...   Policeman
Bob Golden   ...   Policeman

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