Chicago (1938)

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Chicago: Directed by Henry King. With Tyrone Power, Alice Faye, Don Ameche, Alice Brady. The O’Leary brothers — honest Jack and roguish Dion — become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.

“u0026quot;In Old Chicagou0026quot; is an entertaining 1930s movie that focuses on the adventures of two brothers who live in the Windy City during the latter portion of the 19th century. One of them runs for mayor of Chicago; the other finds love with a showgirl. The brothersu0026#39; mother is Mrs. Ou0026#39;Leary, a headstrong woman who makes a living in the laundry business. And it is Mrs. Ou0026#39;Learyu0026#39;s cow that kicked over a lantern in the barn that started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. That scene is recreated here in brilliant fashion. The special effects are excellent (by 1930s standards), and the sets are marvelous. 19th century Chicago has never looked as good as it does here. The late Don Ameche (Oscar winner for the 1985 fantasy u0026quot;Cocoonu0026quot;) stars in one of his early film roles as the brother who becomes a candidate for mayor of Chicago. u0026quot;In Old Chicagou0026quot; is an old movie thatu0026#39;s classy and realistic.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003e***1/2 (out of four)”


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