This was a departure for director Wellman, and he handles it in good order, giving ROXIE HART a loud and brash nature that only occasionaly stretches the burlesque comedy beyond its boundaries. Rogers is a sassy, gum-snapping dance hall girl in 1920s Chicago. When her husband, Chandler,
murders a man, Rogers takes the fall, figuring the trial publicity will give her career a boost. She hires Menjou as her lawyer, and the crafty attorney schools her in how to sway a jury. Menjou's out to make a name as well, so getting Rogers to play the part is of the utmost importance. His trial
strategy depends, among other things, on Rogers' shapely legs which she flashes to the...