Gittes rushes to the car. He opens it. Evelyn falls out, inert.
Blood is pouring from her right eye.
Through the crowd noises, Walsh can be heard saying, "Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown."
Excerpt, CHINATOWN (10/9/1973 Draft), by Robert Towne
In the release version of CHINATOWN, based on what has become known as the “third draft” (there were reputedly many drafts prior to this one), dated 10/9/1973, the dénouement happens in L.A.’s Chinatown of the 1930s: