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I Cover Chinatown (1936)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Music | 1 October 1936 (USA)
A tour guide in Chinatown and his girlfriend get mixed up with jewel thieves and murder.


Norman Foster


Harry Hamilton (story and screenplay)


Cast overview:
Norman Foster ... Eddie Barton
Elaine Shepard ... Gloria Watkins
Vince Barnett ... Puss McGaffey - the Bus Driver
Theodore von Eltz ... Clark Duryea
Arthur Lake ... Insurance Salesman
Polly Ann Young ... Myra Duryea
Eddie Gribbon ... Truck Driver
Edward Emerson Edward Emerson ... Victor Duryea
George Hackathorne ... Head Waiter
Bruce Mitchell Bruce Mitchell ... Police Detective
Robert Love Robert Love ... Policeman
Charita Alden Charita Alden ... Rae - Hawaiian Dancer
Andy Iona Andy Iona ... Band Leader Andy Iona, as Andy Iona and His Recording Hawaiians
The Recording Hawaiians The Recording Hawaiians ... Andy Iona Band
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Two San Francisco brothers, Clark (Theodore von Eltz)and Victor Duryea ('Edward Emerson'), run a jewelry store in Chinatown that really serves as a fencing operation for stolen goods. Clark's wife, Myra (Polly Ann Young), becomes aware of their crooked operation and states her intentions to leave him. Clark, fearing that Myra will inform the police, kills her and stuffs her body in a truck. Meanwhile, Myra's sister, Gloria Watkins (Elaine Shepherd), comes to San Francisco to visit her sister, finds out she is missing, and sets out to investigate her disappearance. Along, the way, she is aided by "Puss" McGaffey ('Vince Barnett'), a Chinatown tour-bus driver and his friend Eddie Barton (Norman Foster), the tour-bus barker who aspires to be a private detective Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in Cleveland Thursday 1 July 1948 on WEWS (Channel 5), in Lowell MA (serving the Boston Area) Friday 24 September 1948 on WBZ (Channel 4), in New York City Sunday 31 October 1948 on WATV (Channel 13), in Detroit Thursday 8 September 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), and in Salt Lake City Thursday 10 November 1949 on KSL (Channel 5). See more »

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Release Date:

1 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Bairro Chinês See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

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