Roxie Hart
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Based on the Ben Hecht/Charlie McArthur play Chicago, Roxie Hart is a short-but-sweet satire of highly publicized court trials. Ginger Rogers plays showgirl Roxie Hart, whose 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, who regards the sacred halls of justice as his own three-ring circus. George Montgomery plays the reporter covering the trial, who falls in love with Roxie and… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An outstanding gallery of connivers"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"I cannot imagine a film as amusing, biting, erudite, witty, and just plain fun as Roxie Hart being made today, and that is a terribly depressing thought."
‑ Matt Bailey, Not Coming to a Theater Near You
"The non-musical version of Chicago. It's fun and cynical."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Rogers seemed lost."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"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."
‑ Dan Lybarger, Nitrate Online
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