Old Ass Movies: The Old Razzle Dazzle of ‘Roxie Hart’

Your weekly fix of great movies made before you were born that you should check out before you die. This week’s Old Ass Movie celebrates one of the funniest flicks about capital punishment ever made. Roxie Hart takes the wrap for killing her lover so she can make it big in Chicago. Her smooth-talking lawyer promises to get her off and get her out on the town as a starlet, and everyone from the judge to the press seems to be in on the gag. What? You trust everything you read in the papers? What’s a newspaper? Go look it up first and come back to discover how funny hanging someone can be. Roxie Hart (1942) Directed By: William A. Wellman Written By: Nunnally Johnson, adapted from the play “Chicago” by Maurine Dallas Watkins Starring: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, William Frawley, and Lynne Overman In a modern context, Roxie Hart
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