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Flicker Alley, LLC presents:

Chicago (Blu-Ray)

Blu-Ray (UPC: 810044717631)

  • Silent (Aspect: 1.33:1)
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Starring:
Phyllis Haver, Robert Edeson, Victor Varconi, Eugene Pallette, Warner Richmond
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Synopsis

Sexy, jazz-loving, and dressed to kill, Roxie Hart (Phyllis Haver) is living a life of drama (if not stardom). She has a doting, handsome husband (Victor Varconi); a rich lover whose pockets are never quite deep enough (Eugene Pallette); and, soon, a full-blown murder charge. When Roxie secures the services of lawyer Billy Flynn (Robert Edeson) equal part mob "mouthpiece" and publicity agent and starts to make national headlines, the courtroom theatrics begin. Like the musical CHICAGO that won the Best Picture Academy Award and five other Oscars in 2002, this original1927 silent film descends from the 1926 hit Broadway play by Maurine Watkins. It's a terrifically entertaining mix of humor and melodrama, as well as a pungent critique of trash journalism. Frank Urson is the credited director of CHICAGO, although it is substantially the work of Cecil B. DeMille and his A-list technical staff. (DeMille apparently judged it unseemly to take full credit for this cynical and secular story while his religious spectacle THE KING OF KINGS was still in theatres!) CHICAGO is silent filmmaking at its peak, with an outstanding score for this edition by the Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra. The 1927 CHICAGO was long believed a lost film, but a perfect print survived in Cecil B. DeMille's private collection. This Blu-ray edition of CHICAGO was restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive in 2006, and is presented here by Flicker Alley and Blackhawk Films. "

Specifications

  • UPC: 810044717631
  • Home Release: 2020-10-06
  • Original Release: 1927
  • Content Provider: Flicker Alley, LLC
  • Runtime: 119
  • Genre: Silent
  • Language: English
  • Format:
  • Screen:
  • Aspect: 1.33:1
  • Rating: NR
  • Audio: Stereo
  • Color/BW: Black and White
  • Special Features: THE GOLDEN TWENTIES (1950) ) -- A compilation, feature-length documentary produced by The March of Time from authentic footage of the era. Important Product Information: This product is manufactured on demand in the BD-R format. It will play in nearly all leading Blu-ray players that have the latest firmware updates. Microsoft Xbox One, however, does not currently support BD-R playback.
  • Copyright: Chicago 2020 Lobster Films Blu-ray Publication Produced by Flicker Alley, LLC Blu-ray Publication and Design 2020 by Flicker Alley, LLC All rights reserved. Special Contents of This Edition: 2020 Lobster Films
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Disc Format: BD-50

Cast and Crew

Starring:
Phyllis Haver
Robert Edeson
Victor Varconi
Eugene Pallette
Warner Richmond

Written by:
Maurine Dallas Watkins (play) Lenore J. Coffee (screenplay)

Directed by:
Frank Urson
Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)

Produced by:
Cecil B. DeMille