Chinatown [electronic resource] / a Paramount picture ; written by Robert Towne ; produced by Robert Evans ; directed by Roman Polanski.

Standardized Title:
Chinatown (Motion picture)
[United States] : Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc., 1974
1 online resource (1 video file (130 min.)) : sound, color.
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Streaming video.
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Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Hillerman, Perry Lopez, Burt Young, Bruce Glover, Joe Mantell, Roy Jenson, Diane Ladd, Dick Bakalyan, John Huston.
Director of photography, John A. Alonzo ; production design, Richard Sylbert ; film editor, Sam O'Steen ; music, Jerry Goldsmith.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1974.
Description based on online resource; title from title screen (viewed August 26, 2015).
Academy Awards, 1974: Best Writing (Original Screenplay) (Robert Towne).
Golden Globe Awards, 1975: Best Motion Picture - Drama (Robert Evans); Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama (Jack Nicholson); Best Director - Motion Picture (Roman Polanski); Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (Robert Towne).
Towne, Robert. , Screenwriter
Polanski, Roman. , Director
Evans, Robert, 1930-
O'Steen, Sam, 1923-2000.
Nicholson, Jack. , Actor
Dunaway, Faye. , Actor
Ladd, Diane.
Huston, John, 1906-1987.
Hillerman, John.
Lopez, Perry, 1929-2008.
Young, Burt.
Glover, Bruce, 1932-
Mantell, Joe, 1915-2010.
Jenson, Roy, 1935-
Bakalyan, Richard, 1931-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc.
Columbia Pictures Industries.
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