The Paper Chase
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The Midwest Premiere of the hit Fox motion picture, The Paper Chase, happened on Friday, October 19, 1975, at Chicago at the Carnegie theatre (Rush at Oak). An ad read: "Every so often there's a movie that people relate to in a special kind of way. . . The Paper Chase is such a movie. Best Picture Atlanta Film Festival 1973." The film was rated "PG."

Chicago Daily News, Saturday, October 20, 1973,Panorama section, p. 13, c. 1:

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"[James] Bridges had wanted me [Houseman] to produce a film with him. Nothing came along, and then he obtained this story and as sort of a joke asked me to play Kingsfield. We both had a good laugh. James Mason was all set for it but various delays kept him out, and finally Bridges nominated me to the studio. Then they had a good laugh. But they gave me the nod.


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