6.3/10
11
3 user

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.

Director:

Norman Foster

Writer:

Harry Hamilton (story and screenplay)
Reviews
Edit

Cast

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
Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

On a freighter going from San Francisco to Shanghai Mr. Moto solves mysteries caused by a gang of smugglers.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Peter Lorre, Virginia Field, Thomas Beck
Fair Warning (1937)
Adventure | Mystery | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In California's Death Valley a chemistry whiz-kid helps a sheriff track the man who murdered a wealthy mine owner who had been staying at a fancy winter resort.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: J. Edward Bromberg, Betty Furness, John Payne
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An American ballistics expert in Turkey finds himself targeted by Nazi agents. Safe passage home by ship is arranged for him, but he soon discovers that his pursuers are also on board.

Directors: Norman Foster, Orson Welles
Stars: Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dolores del Rio
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When Frank Johnson becomes an eyewitness to a murder, he's pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, the police, and the murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Fugitive Bill Saunders and lonely nurse Jane Wharton are crossed by fate when he hides out in her apartment.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Joan Fontaine, Burt Lancaster, Robert Newton
It's All True (1993)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A documentary about Orson Welles's unfinished three-part film about South America.

Directors: Bill Krohn, Myron Meisel, and 3 more credits »
Stars: Manuel 'Jacare' Olimpio Meira, Jeronimo André De Souza, Raimundo 'Tata' Correia Lima
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Several episodes of the 1966 TV series "The Green Hornet" edited together and released as a feature.

Directors: William Beaudine, Norman Foster, and 4 more credits »
Stars: Van Williams, Bruce Lee, Wende Wagner
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

This isn't a feature film, but episodes of the TV series _"Custer" (1967/I)_ edited together.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Wayne Maunder, Michael Dante, Alexander Davion
The Loretta Young Show (1953–1961)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A drama anthology series hosted by actress Loretta Young. In addition to hosting the series, she played the lead in various episodes.

Stars: Loretta Young, John Milton Kennedy, Robert Foulk
Sombrero (1953)
Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Adapted from the book, "Mexican Village," by Josefina Niggli, the film tells three interwoven love stories against the background of a feud between two villages. Cyd Charisse and Rick Jason... See full summary »

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ricardo Montalban, Pier Angeli, Vittorio Gassman

Photos

Edit

Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

FANTASTIC ADVENTURES IN A WEIRD AND SINISTER SETTING! (original poster-all caps)


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

User Reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1936 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

No Bairro Chinês See more »

Filming Locations:

San Francisco, California, USA See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed