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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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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)  »

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Absolut oskyldig!  »

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The original play 'Chicago' opened at the Music Box Theater on December 30, 1926 was directed by George Abbot and ran for 172 performances. 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 »

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Pretty Baby
Music by Egbert Van Alstyne and Tony Jackson
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The forerunner of Chicago
4 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There was a real Roxie Hart, and in 1942, she was played by none other than Ginger Rogers with red hair. It's basically the same story as "Chicago" with some changes. What remains the same is that Roxie is a darling of the press, and her trial is a media circus. The difference here is that Roxie didn't shoot anyone, and she and her husband do divorce. Also, the matron doesn't have a song. Roxie's story is told in flashback by a reporter (George Montgomery) who has avid listeners in a coffee shop, particularly the man behind the counter (William Frawley)

  • who we see as the story continues was actually on the jury! As in


"Chicago," Roxie loses the limelight when a fresh news story comes along, but she manages to get the crowd back when she announces she's pregnant.

Ginger is great as Roxie and dances "The Black Bottom" and taps up a storm. She's very sassy and flirtatious, seemingly having a good time. Adolphe Menjou is just right as Billy Flynn, who knows every trick in the book to get Roxie declared not guilty. The film has a wonderful group tap number, too, which is excellent.

All in all, a fun ride, with a great ending. Fans of "Chicago" will find the film interesting and entertaining.


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