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Chicago (1927)

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This silent melodrama is set in the Windy City in the midst of the Flapper Era and centers upon a devoted husband who does his best to support his murderous wife. The wife must stand trial for killing her lover. It's a well-publicized trial and she seems to thrive on the scandal. Soon she becomes addicted to it and tries to get in the papers every chance she gets. Unfortunately, her husband gets disgusted by her obsession and gives her the boot.

Cast

Phyllis Haver
as Roxie Hart
Victor Varconi
as Amos Hart
T. Roy Barnes
as Reporter
Warner P. Richmond
as District Attorney
Clarence Burton
as Police Sergeant
May Robson
as Matron
Sidney D'Albrook
as Photographer
Otto Lederer
as Amos' Partner
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It's actually a fairly unique mixture of comedy and drama, which -- aside from specialty items like Charlie Chaplin's The Kid -- was little seen at the time.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Combustible Celluloid

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