In 1927 Chicago, the body of a theatrical agent is found in the apartment of his client, would-be dancer Roxie Hart, who lives with her husband, Amos. Convinced by two reporters that juries never convict pretty women and that she can garner fame by confessing, Roxie, who knows Amos is guilty, agrees. Amos hires snappy lawyer Billy Flynn to stir publicity, and Roxie is a sensation. But when public interest flags, Roxie fears she might be convicted after all.
Director: William A. Wellman.
Writers: Nunnally Johnson (written for the screen by), Maurine Dallas Watkins (play) (as Maurine Watkins).
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, George Montgomery, Lynne Overman, Nigel Bruce, Phil Silvers, Sara Allgood, William Frawley, Spring Byington, George Chandler, Charles D. Brown, Morris Ankrum, George Lessey.