Chinatown at Midnight. 1949. USA. Directed by Seymour Friedman. 66 min.
Screenplay by Robert Libott, Frank Burt. With Hurd Hatfield, Jean Willes, Tom Powers, Ray Walker. This standard-issue police procedural, directed with crisp impersonality by Columbia contract director Seymour Friedman, is hugely enlivened by a spectacularly creepy performance from Hurd Hatfield (The Picture of Dorian Gray) as a soulless, sexually ambiguous killer preying on the antique dealers of San Francisco’s Chinatown.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014,4:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1
Saturday, July 12, 2014,2:30 p.m.T1, Theater 1