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Roxie Hart (1942)

Roxie Hart




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In this film, showgirl Roxie Hart's no-good husband kills a man and insists that Roxie take the blame, since juries seldom send a woman to the chair. She agrees, figuring that the publicity will be beneficial to her career. Roxie's case is taken by grandstanding attorney Adolphe Menjou.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nunnally Johnson
On DVD: Apr 20, 2004
20th Century Fox Film Corporation


Ginger Rogers
as Roxie Hart
Adolphe Menjou
as Billy Flynn
George Montgomery
as Homer Howard
Lynne Overman
as Jake Callahan
Nigel Bruce
as E. Clay Benham
Sara Allgood
as Mrs. Morton
Spring Byington
as Mary Sunshine
George Chandler
as Amos Hart
Ted North
as Stuart Chapman
Helene Reynolds
as Velma Wall
Charles D. Brown
as Charles E. Murdock
Morris Ankrum
as Martin S. Harrison
Iris Adrian
as Two-Gun Gertie
Milton Parsons
as Announcer
Billy Wayne
as Court Clerk
Charles Williams
as Photographer
Lee Shumway
as Policeman
Jim Pierce
as Policeman
Philip Morris
as Policeman
Pat O'Malley
as Policeman
Larry Lawson
as Reporter
Harry Carter
as Reporter
Jack Norton
as Producer
James Pierce
as Policeman
Arthur Ayleswofth
as Mr. Wadsworth
Margaret Seddon
as Mrs. Wadsworth
Frank Darien
as Finnegan
Bob Perry
as Prisoner's Bailiff
Jeff Corey
as Orderly
Mary Treen
as Secretary
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Critic Reviews for Roxie Hart

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

An outstanding gallery of connivers

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

The non-musical version of Chicago. It's fun and cynical.

December 11, 2007
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A frequently entertaining precursor of "Chicago" with Rogers at her most charming. Let's just say she gives Renee Zellwegger a run for her money.

June 23, 2004
Nitrate Online

Audience Reviews for Roxie Hart

This movie is sensational, funny, and cool. I enjoyed it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


love old movies, love ginger rogers but this movie even if it is the basis for Chicago is flat footed and dull

jay nixon

Super Reviewer

Decent satire of then current media circuses. Lots of one-liners; some hit while others miss. Some interesting commentary behind all of the ridicuousness. Ginger Rogers is a lot of fun, like usual. Some very cynical views hidden under the wisecracks, reminds me a little of Billy Wilder or Preston Sturges (but not as good).

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