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Friday
27
APR

Chicago (1927)

19:00
21:00
Denver Silent Film Festival
Event organized by Denver Silent Film Festival

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Screenwriter Maurine Dallas Watkins based her 1926 play on the stories of two lurid murders she had reported for The Chicago Tribune. Frank Urson’s film (produced by Cecil B. De Mille) revels in the seaminess of the original material. Floozy Roxie Hart (Haver) shoots her unsavory lover (Victor Varconi), and the following events show a world of unrelenting – yet cinematically delicious – corruption, hypocrisy degradation.

Accompanied by The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra