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Roxie Hart (1942)

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To try and kick-start her show-business career, our heroine admits to a Chicago murder. But although Cook County don't seem to let dames swing, and even with top slippery lawyer Billy Flynn... See full summary »

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Homer Howard
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Jake Callahan
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E. Clay Benham
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Babe
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O'Malley
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Ted North ...
Stuart Chapman
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George Chandler ...
Charles D. Brown ...
Charles E. Murdock
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Martin S. Harrison
George Lessey ...
Judge Cannon
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Storyline

To try and kick-start her show-business career, our heroine admits to a Chicago murder. But although Cook County don't seem to let dames swing, and even with top slippery lawyer Billy Flynn, it's all something of a gamble. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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The gal who became a national pastime! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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9 October 1942 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

Absolut oskyldig!  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Trivia

The parts of Roxie and Velma were based on real people whose murder trials took place in 1924. Beulah Annan was the real life Roxie and Belva Gaertner was the real life Velma. Billy Flynn's real life counterpart was famed Chicago Shyster, W.W. O'Brien. See more »

Quotes

Babe: Well hush my big black mouth!
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Crazy Credits

This Picture is dedicated to all the beautiful women in the world who have shot their men full of holes out of pique. See more »

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Version of Chicago (1927) See more »

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Pretty Baby
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
Played during the newspaper montage at the beginning
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The late George Montgomery's best comedic turn

I re-watched this film as a tribute to the recently deceased George Montgomery, and this film still holds up well. I had also seen Chicago on the stage and this is based on the same real-life story of murdress Roxie Hart. It is very satirical and insightful. Frawley steals every seen i in. And, Ginger is just stunning.


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