Roxie Hart 1942 Ginger Rogers Black & White
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery
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?
Back in 1927, a theater booking agent, Fred Casely, was murdered, and his body was found in Roxie’s apartment. Roxie’s husband Amos (George Chandler) is immediately questioned by the police, but Roxie is persuaded to let herself get arrested for the murder, since a woman hardly ever gets convicted of murder in Chicago. Besides, the fame she would earn for taking the blame could definitely improve her fading career. That is how reporter Jake Callahan (Lynne Overman) and Casely’s partner E. Clay Benham (Nigel Bruce) reasons with Roxie to convince her of what to do.
Ginger Rogers, away from her home studio of RKO and in dark curls, is fun. She was a fine comedienne and — as we get to see a bit of here — of course a fine dancer. The rest of the cast is good. In fact, it’s a great supporting cast.
Tagline: The gal who became a national pastime!
Trivia. The characters of Roxie and Velma were based on real people whose murder trials took place in 1924. Beulah Annan was the basis for Roxie and Belva Gaertner was the basis for Velma. Billy Flynn’s real life counterpart was famed Chicago shyster, W.W. O’Brien.
- Country: USA
- Language: English
- Run Time: 75 minutes
- Color: Black and White
- Sound: Mono
- Studio: Twentieth Century Fox
- Director: William A. Wellman
- Also known as Chicago, or Chicago Gal
- Region: 1 (USA, Canada), NTSC
Sample Video From Roxie Hart
This movie is reproduced on a professional-grade DVD-R disc. Cover art is exactly as shown in the image. The DVD comes in a standard 1-disk DVD case.
You may also enjoy I’ll Be Seeing You, also starring Ginger Rogers.
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