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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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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 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!See more »
Soundtrack:
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)See more »

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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Ginger Rocks Roxie in 1942 Film!, 9 July 2001
Author: Ashley (classicfilmbroad@aol.com) from North Carolina

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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