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Films that Inspired Me: Chinatown

The second in our Films that Inspired Me series, partnering with Iowa Filmmakers to present the movies that have influenced their passion for cinema.  Max Allen Collins presents Chinatown, the preeminent film noir.

A private detective hired to expose an adulterer in 1930s Los Angeles finds himself caught up in a web of deceit, corruption, and murder.

Movie Info

Runtime: 2 hr 10 min
Cast: Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Genre: Drama & Mystery & Suspense


Private eye Jake Gittes lives off of the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-World War II Southern California. 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.