Roxie Hart

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Roxie Hart ★★½ 1942

Sassy '20s Chicago dance hall girl Roxie (Rogers) de cides to take the fall when hubby (Chan dler) 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 Watkins and previously filmed in 1927. Bob Fosse later adapted the play for a Broadway musical. 75m/B VHS, DVD . Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman, Nigel Bruce, Phil Silvers, Sara Allgood, William Frawley, Spring Byington, George Chandler; D: William A. Wellman; W: Nunnally Johnson; C: Leon Shamroy; M: Alfred Newman.