Chinatown (1974)

Nosy Fella

Jake (Jack Nicholson) is caught snooping at the reservoir by Mulvihill (Roy Jenson) and his blade-wielding henchman (Roman Polanski).

Directed by Roman Polanski.

Released in 1974 by Paramount.

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  • mood: Tuff
  • prop: Knife
  • theme: Violence
  • actor: Roy Jenson
  • actor: Roman Polanski
  • actor: Jack Nicholson
  • director: Roman Polanski
  • producer: C.O. Erickson
  • producer: Robert Evans
  • cinematographer: John A. Alonzo
  • composer: Jerry Goldsmith
  • editor: Sam O'Steen
  • costume-designer: Anthea Sylbert
  • production-designer: Richard Sylbert
  • role-name: Mulvihill
  • role-name: Man with Knife
  • role-name: J.J. Gittes
  • screenwriter: Roman Polanski
  • screenwriter: Robert Towne
  • year: 1974
  • studio: Paramount