Chicago

1927, Movie, NR, 98 mins

The differences between this version of Maurine Watkins' blackly comic play and ROXIE HART, which was released 15 years later, speak volumes about the transformation of freewheeling, jazz-age Hollywood into a buttoned-down proponent of namby-pamby mainstream values. CHICAGO's Roxie Hart, played by tough dame Phyllis Haver, is an unrepentent adulteress and killer whose cynical, manipulative scheming is played for laughs. ROXIE HART's Roxie, played by girl-next-door Ginger Rogers, has been softened into a sassy, brassy fun-loving gal who takes the fall for her murdering husband.

Sexy, star-struck housewife Roxie (one-time Mack Sennett Bathing Beauty Haver) murders ...

Released: 1927 Rated: NR Length: 98 mins

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