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Chinatown at Midnight (1949)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 17 November 1949 (USA)
Clifford Ward is a thief working San Francisco's Chinatown district, and his stolen goods are fenced through an interior-decorators shop ran by Lisa Marcel. But when Ward murders two ... See full summary »

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Sam Costa
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Fred Morgan
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Lisa Marcel (as Jacqueline DeWit)
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Hazel Fong
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Eddie Marsh
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Joe Wing
Barbara Jean Wong ...
Betty Chang
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Hotel Proprietor
Josephine Whittell ...
Mrs. Emily Dryden
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Greer Pharmacy Druggist
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Clifford Ward is a thief working San Francisco's Chinatown district, and his stolen goods are fenced through an interior-decorators shop ran by Lisa Marcel. But when Ward murders two innocent victims during a hold-up, he has to hide out in a cheap hotel, and the police dragnet is closing in on him. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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True-to-life drama...as police trap killer in San Francisco's Chinatown at Midnight See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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17 November 1949 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Midnat i Chinatown  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Disappointing B
15 April 2017 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Even though it's a programmer I still expected better with this cast. Actually they do a good job with the limited material. Hurd Hatfield was a very good actor and he does not disappoint as a thief that fences the goods through Jacqueline deWit's interior design shop. There's no motivation for Hurd's behavior - doesn't appear to be money or love. Tom Powers is the police captain and the only guy with brains on the force. Jean Willis has a throw away role but does manage to look good. It doesn't make a lot of sense but it still manages to keep your attention.


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