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The setting is 1937 LosAngeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting is 1937 LosAngeles.UsefulNotes/LosAngeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
28th Apr '16 9:47:59 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting is 1937 UserNotes/LosAngeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting is 1937 UserNotes/LosAngeles.LosAngeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
28th Apr '16 9:47:41 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting is LosAngeles, 1937. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting is LosAngeles, 1937.1937 UserNotes/LosAngeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
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The setting is Los Angeles, 1937. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting is Los Angeles, LosAngeles, 1937. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
28th Apr '16 9:46:27 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting in 1937 is Los Angeles.Angeles, 1937. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
28th Apr '16 9:44:57 AM Mdumas43073
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Fun fact: this film was co-financed by Bob Guccione, the publisher of the famous pornographic magazine ''Penthouse''. Nominated for 11 {{Academy Award}}s, winning for Towne's screenplay. It had a lesser-known (and less well-regarded) sequel, ''The Two Jakes'', directed by Creator/JackNicholson and released in 1990.

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Fun fact: this film was co-financed by Bob Guccione, the publisher of the famous pornographic magazine ''Penthouse''. Nominated for 11 {{Academy Award}}s, winning for Towne's screenplay. It had a lesser-known (and less well-regarded) sequel, ''The Two Jakes'', directed by Creator/JackNicholson Jack Nicholson and released in 1990.
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Fun fact: ''Chinatown'' was co-financed by Bob Guccione, the publisher of the famous pornographic magazine ''Penthouse''. It had a lesser-known (and less well-regarded) sequel, ''The Two Jakes'', directed by Creator/JackNicholson and released in 1990.

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Fun fact: ''Chinatown'' this film was co-financed by Bob Guccione, the publisher of the famous pornographic magazine ''Penthouse''.''Penthouse''. Nominated for 11 {{Academy Award}}s, winning for Towne's screenplay. It had a lesser-known (and less well-regarded) sequel, ''The Two Jakes'', directed by Creator/JackNicholson and released in 1990.
28th Apr '16 9:41:55 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
28th Apr '16 9:41:35 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), the dead man's former business partner and his wife's father, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), the dead man's Mrs. Mulwray's father and her husband's former business partner and his wife's father, partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.
27th Apr '16 3:37:56 AM Mdumas43073
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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's former business partner, warns him -- he really doesn't.

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The setting in 1937 Los Angeles. J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Nicholson), a former cop turned PrivateDetective, is hired by a woman claiming to be Evelyn Mulwray, the wife of the city's water commissioner, to prove that her husband is having an affair. It seems like a simple enough job. But it isn't. It turns out that the woman who hired him isn't really Mrs. Mulwray. Then the water commissioner ends up dead and the real Mrs. Mulwray (Dunaway) hires Gittes to find out what really happened. He may ''think'' he knows what he's dealing with. But -- as Noah Cross (Huston), Mrs. Mulwray's father and her late husband's the dead man's former business partner, partner and his wife's father, warns him -- he really doesn't.
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