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 ...
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A hit-man, with a fetish for sniffing boiling rice, fumbles his latest job, putting him into conflict with his treacherous wife, with a mysterious woman eager for death and with the phantom-like hit-man known only as Number One.
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
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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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