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<em>Chinatown at Midnight</em>. 1949. USA. Directed by Seymour Friedman
  • Chinatown at Midnight

    1949. USA. Seymour Friedman. 66 min.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 4:30 p.m.

Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1



  • Chinatown at Midnight

    1949. USA. Directed by Seymour Friedman. 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. 66 min.