Read a Plot Overview of the entire film or a scene by scene Summary and Analysis.


See a complete list of the characters in Chinatown and in-depth analyses of J.J. (Jake) Gittes, Evelyn Cross Mulwray, and Noah Cross.

Literary Devices

Here's where you'll find analysis of the film as a whole, from themes and symbols to key facts.


Find the quotes you need to support your essay, or refresh your memory of the film by reading these key quotes.

Further Study

Continue your study of Chinatown with these useful links.