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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
Lynne Overman ...
Jake Callahan
Nigel Bruce ...
E. Clay Benham
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Babe
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O'Malley
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Charles E. Murdock
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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, it's all something of a gamble. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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murder | lawyer | murder trial | con | coward | See more »

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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)  »

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Roxie Hart  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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The role of Roxie was intended for Alice Faye, but she fell pregnant and was unavailable. See more »

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Babe: Well hush my big black mouth!
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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 »


Soundtracks

Black Bottom
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Lew Brown and Buddy G. DeSylva
Played on the player piano and sung by George Montgomery
Also danced by Ginger Rogers, George Montgomery and others in the jail
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Ginger Rocks Roxie in 1942 Film!
9 July 2001 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

I bought this film because I am a huge fan of the musical "Chicago." Needless to say, I wasn't disappointed! Although the parts of Velma & Matron Mama Morton were built up a lot for the musical, and there are some slight differences (e.g. in Chicago Roxie really DID shoot Fred Casely... here she doesn't... Roxie and Amos never divorced... here they do... Roxie wasn't really pregnant... here she is), the basic plot is still the same, and what a wonderful story this is! Although I must say that I prefer Jerry Orbach (of Law & Order fame) as Billy Flynn, Adolphe Menjou was great in the role! Stunning performance! But the real spark here lies within Ginger Rogers... whose portrayal of Roxie is absolutely rivetting! (However, to me, the definitive Roxie Hart was and always will be the very wonderful Ms. Gwen Verdon.) She brings such sass to the role... you gotta applaud her! A great movie!


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