FULL SCREEN PHOTOGRAPH
one. Then another, and another. More moans.
INT. GITTES' OFFICE
shiny desk top.
bites into the blinds.
Gittes doesn't move from his chair.
can't eat the Venetian blinds,
Curly. I just had 'em installed on
reaches into his desk and pulls out a shot glass, quickly
more expensive whiskeys.
desk toward Curly.
-- Down the hatch.
(drinking, relaxing a
She's just no good.
What can I tell you, Kid?
You're right. When you're right,
you're right, and you're right.
You're absolutely right, I wouldn't
give her another thought.
You know, you're okay, Mr. Gittes.
I know it's your job, but you're
breathing a little
Thanks, Curly. Call me Jake.
Thanks. You know something, Jake?
What's that, Curly?
I think I'll kill her.
INT. DUFFY & WALSH'S OFFICE
noticeably less plush than Gitte's. A well-groomed, dark-
with the veil on her pillbox hat.
to this personally -
(almost the manner of
-- If you'll allow us to complete
our preliminary questioning, by then
he'll be free.
perspiration on his desk.
They don't kill a guy for that.
Oh they don't?
Not for your wife. That's the
I'll tell you the unwritten law, you
dumb son of a bitch, you gotta be
rich to kill somebody, anybody and
get away with it. You think you got
that kind of dough, you think you
got that kind of class?
Synopsis: When Los Angeles private eye J.J. "Jake" Gittes (Jack Nicholson) is hired by Evelyn Mulwray to investigate her husband's activities, he believes it's a routine infidelity case. Jake's investigation soon becomes anything but routine when he meets the real Mrs. Mulwray (Faye Dunaway) and realizes he was hired by an imposter. Mr. Mulwray's sudden death sets Gittes on a tangled trail of corruption, deceit and sinister family secrets as Evelyn's father (John Huston) becomes a suspect in the case.