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Roxie Hart (aka: Chicago)
" The low-down story of a high-class gal !"

-- Synopsis: To try and kick-start her show-business career, a rather vulgar & low-brow, gum-chewing Roxie Hart (Ginger Rogers) admits to a Chicago murder (actually a burglar her husband shot) so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to Lynn Overmann (Jake Callahan) who promises her a vaudeville spot and the reporters who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame. One film headline read: " Not Guilty Verdict in Trial of Blond Who Shot Friend Six Times Accidentally!" But Cook County doesn't seem to let dames swing, and even with top slippery lawyer Billy Flynn (Adolphe Menjou,) who is the sleaziest err... " best in town" but it's all something of a gamble for Roxie. Based on fictionalized account of of a true story. Won a Best Acting Award.

* Can Ginger Rogers dance without Fred... YOU BETCHA!. This is a very enjoyable film with Ginger Rogers doing a Tap dance on a metal prison staircase as well as the Black Bottom dance in a Jail Cell. Written by Nunally Johnson, based on the play Chicago by Maurine Dallas Watkins.

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More Film Information below
2/194220th Century FoxWilliam A. Wellman
Runtime:Country Made:Language:Color:
75 minutes USA English Black and White
Genre:Featured Dancer Featured DanceDance Rating
Drama / Musical / Comedy
Ginger Rogers Black Bottom Excellent
Known DancersChoreographersActors / Actresses
Ginger Rogers Hermes Pan (musical director)Adolphe Menjou
  Charles D. Brown
  George Chandler
  George Lessey
  George Montgomery 
  Ginger Rogers
  Helene Reynolds
  Iris Adrian
  Leon Belasco
  Lynne Overman
  Morris Ankrum
  Nigel Bruce
  Phil Silvers
  Philip Morris
  Sara Allgood
  Spring Byington
  Ted North
  William Frawley

Dances performed in this film    Special Dance Interest
Black Bottom n/a n/a Black Bottom
Tap Dance     Stair Dance
Some Music Titles in Film Bands / Musicians / Singers Posters / Lobby Cards
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Stage versions of the film

Cast Recording(s) / Soundtracks Similar Films Sheet Music Covers
Chicago n/a Chicago (Phyllis Haver 1927) n/a
    Chicago (Zellweiger 2003)  
    Moulin Rouge (Kidman 2001)  

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Date Published


Chicago Maurine Dallas Watkins - -


November 13, 2005

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