I Cover Chinatown

I Cover Chinatown is a 1936 American crime film directed by Norman Foster and starring Foster, Elaine Shepard and Theodore von Eltz.[1] A San Francisco Chinatown tour guide gets mixed up with a murder. It was Foster's debut as a director and one of his final appearances as an actor.

I Cover Chinatown
Directed byNorman Foster
Produced byFenn Kimball
Written byHarry Hamilton
StarringNorman Foster
Elaine Shepard
Theodore von Eltz
Music byAbe Meyer
CinematographyJames V. Murray
Arthur Reed
Edited byCarl Pierson
Banner Pictures
Distributed byCommodore Pictures
Release date
October 1, 1936
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. Pitts p.130


  • Pitts, Michael R. Poverty Row Studios, 1929–1940: An Illustrated History of 55 Independent Film Companies, with a Filmography for Each. McFarland & Company, 2005.
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