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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (written for the screen by)
Maurine Dallas Watkins (play)
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Release Date:
9 October 1942 (Portugal) See more »
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Tagline:
A girl who could do no wrong -- but brother, how she tried! See more »
Plot:
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Seen 'Chicago'? Enjoy the original. See more (31 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ginger Rogers ... Roxie Hart

Adolphe Menjou ... Billy Flynn

George Montgomery ... Homer Howard
Lynne Overman ... Jake Callahan
Nigel Bruce ... E. Clay Benham

Phil Silvers ... Babe
Sara Allgood ... Mrs. Morton

William Frawley ... O'Malley

Spring Byington ... Mary Sunshine
Ted North ... Stuart Chapman
Helene Reynolds ... Velma Wall
George Chandler ... Amos Hart
Charles D. Brown ... Charles E. Murdock
Morris Ankrum ... Martin S. Harrison
George Lessey ... Judge Cannon
Iris Adrian ... 'Two-Gun' Gertie Baxter
Milton Parsons ... Announcer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sam Ash ... Reporter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Arthur Aylesworth ... Mr. Magnus J. Wadsworth (uncredited)

Bobby Barber ... Bald Juror (uncredited)
Leon Belasco ... Waiter (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Policeman (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Reporter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Harry Carter ... Reporter (uncredited)
Edward Clark ... Idler (uncredited)
James Conaty ... Lawyer's Assistant (uncredited)

Jeff Corey ... Orderly (uncredited)
Alec Craig ... Idler (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Michael Finnegan (uncredited)

Hugh Downs ... Reporter in Bar (uncredited)
Frank Fanning ... Reporter in Bar (uncredited)
Jerry Fletcher ... Reporter at Jail (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Reporter (uncredited)
Leonard Kibrick ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Larry Lawson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Producer (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn ... Orderly (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Orth ... Idler (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Prisoner's Bailiff (uncredited)
James Pierce ... Policeman (uncredited)
Tom Quinn ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... Reporter in Courtroom (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Reporter at Jail (uncredited)
Margaret Seddon ... Mrs. Wadsworth (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Policeman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Police Turnkey (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Secretary (uncredited)
Billy Wayne ... Court Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Williams ... Photographer (uncredited)
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Directed by
William A. Wellman 
 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (written for the screen by)

Maurine Dallas Watkins (play "Chicago") (as Maurine Watkins)

Ben Hecht  uncredited

Produced by
Nunnally Johnson .... producer
 
Original Music by
Alfred Newman 
 
Cinematography by
Leon Shamroy (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
 
Art Direction by
Richard Day 
Wiard Ihnen  (as Wiard B. Ihnen)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Makeup Department
Guy Pearce .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
William Koenig .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ad Schaumer .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Alfred Bruzlin .... sound
Roger Heman Sr. .... sound (as Roger Heman)
 
Music Department
Cyril J. Mockridge .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Alfred Newman .... musical director (uncredited)
Gene Rose .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Sam Harris .... play producer
Hermes Pan .... dances stager
Milt Gross .... title designer (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
75 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)
Certification:
Sweden:15 | USA:Approved (PCA #7888)

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Trivia:
The role of Roxie was intended for Alice Faye, but she fell pregnant and was unavailable.See more »
Quotes:
Babe:Well hush my big black mouth!See more »
Soundtrack:
Black BottomSee more »

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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Seen 'Chicago'? Enjoy the original., 30 September 2006
Author: Pimpernel_Smith from London

It's a wonderful irony that the non-singing original Roxie Hart, so familiar from the stage show and movie of 'Chicago' was played by one of the top musical stars of the '30s - Ginger Rogers.

And how she sells it - she could so have topped Renee, good as she is, had the musical have been available then.

But the 'straight' play is well worth a look. Adolphe Menjou never disappoints, and gives the tastier Richard Gere a lesson in character acting.

Another in the wonderful, scathing films of my Hollywood at its best, satirising itself and the media, along with 'His Girl Friday', 'The Stand-in', and, in more serious vein, 'Citizen Kane'.

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