Chicago is a 1927 comedy-drama silent film produced by Cecil B. DeMille and directed by Frank Urson. Drawn from the play of the same name by Maurine Dallas Watkins which was in turn based on the true story of Beulah Annan, fictionalized as Roxie Hart , and her spectacular murder of her boyfriend. The silent film adds considerably to the material in Watkins' play, some additions based on the original murder, and some to Hollywood considerations. The murder, which occurs in a very brief vignette before the play begins, is fleshed out considerably. Also, Roxie's husband Amos Hart has a much...
|Release date:||December 27, 1927|
|Directed by:||Frank Urson|
|Producer:||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Cinematography:||J. Peverell Marley|
|Screenplay by:||Lenore J. Coffee|