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Director:
Writers:
Nunnally Johnson (written for the screen by)
Maurine Dallas Watkins (play)
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Release Date:
28 May 1942 (Mexico) See more »
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Tagline:
A girl who could do no wrong -- but brother, how she tried! See more »
Plot:
Roxie Hart signs a murder confession in order to attract publicity for her dancing career as dames don't swing in Cook County. Will everything go as planned? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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The late George Montgomery's best comedic turn See more (36 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)

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 | UK:A (cut) | USA:Approved (PCA #7888)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the trial, the jury foreman, O'Malley, asks Roxie a question. He is sitting straight up at the time. As Roxie answers, the camera pans out. O'Malley is bent over with his arms leaning on the railing and now moves slowly back to an upright position.See more »
Quotes:
Babe:Well hush my big black mouth!See more »
Soundtrack:
Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)See more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The late George Montgomery's best comedic turn, 13 January 2001

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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