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I Cover Chinatown (1936)

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

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Cast

Cast overview:
Norman Foster ...
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 ...
Victor Duryea
George Hackathorne ...
Head Waiter
Bruce Mitchell ...
Police Detective
Robert Love ...
Policeman
Charita Alden ...
Rae - Hawaiian Dancer
Andy Iona ...
Band Leader Andy Iona, as Andy Iona and His 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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FANTASTIC ADVENTURES IN A WEIRD AND SINISTER SETTING! (original poster-all caps)


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1 October 1936 (USA)  »

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No Bairro Chinês  »

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Entertaining

A rare gem, one more from RKO studios. I realize that there are many films which remain to be discovered. This one is short, fast paced and pleasant to Watch. Some accents of comedy for a crime flick. I was Lucky to get a very good copy, from a nearly perfect 16mm print. I don't know if TCM may air it in the future, but why not?

The topic has already been told before, in the plot lines, so I won't repeat it. That's the first of Norman Foster's features.

But do not expect any surprises in it, except a rather good car chase in the end, in the Streets of San Francisco. With also a surprising editing.

I'll continue to search for more stuff like this kind. I'll never be bored of it.


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