- Original title
- Running time
- 75 min.
- United States
William A. Wellman
Nunnally Johnson, Ben Hecht (Play: Maurine Dallas Watkins)
Leon Shamroy (B&W)
20th Century Fox
Musical. Comedy | 1920s
- Synopsis / Plot
- Sassy '20s Chicago dance hall girl Roxie (Rogers) decides to take the fall when hubby (Chandler) murders a man (She sees it as a publicity boost to her career). Slick lawyer Billy Flynn (Menjou) knows he can get the tootsie off if she justs flashes the jury her considerable sex appeal. Montgomery's a smitten reporter who catches Roxie's eye. Based on the play "Chicago" by Maurine Dallas Watkins and previously filmed in 1927. Bob Fosse later adapted the play for a Broadway musical, and Rob Marshall made the famous film "Chicago".
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