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Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted. Remade once as a movie, and as a Broadway musical. Written by Jonah Falcon <jonahnynla@mindspring.com>

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She was a shallow vagabond, fascinating, yet venomous as a serpent, whose bite meant death. The greatest picture of the decade. See more »

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23 December 1927 (USA)  »

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Presented by the San Francisco Silent Film Festival to a sellout house of 1400 at the Castro Theatre on Saturday December 2, 2006. See more »

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Version of Chicago (2002) See more »

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Original film is still in existence

Long before the musical and long before the musical film, this property had a successful run in three incarnations - first as a Broadway play in the mid-twenties, then as a late silent film in 1927, and finally as the talkie, ROXIE HART, starring Ginger Rogers.

The 1927 film, though seemingly unavailable in any private collection I have come across, does still exist. UCLA, according to a noted archivist and expert on lost films, owns a copy, although I do not find it listed in their online database. Also the George Eastman House of Photography in Ithaca, NY owns a copy. Both UCLA and the Eastman House allow private viewings of their films through pre-arranged appointments in writing. One wishes someone had brought this out on the same disc as the recently DVD'd ROXIE HART to give us both film experiences.


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