Chicago Palaa (In Old Chicago (1937)) (DVD)
  • Chicago Palaa (In Old Chicago (1937)) (DVD)

Chicago Palaa (In Old Chicago (1937)) (DVD)

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Used DVD. Running time: 1 h 31 min. Age rating: exempt
Subtitles: finnish,swedish

Darryl F. Zanuck’s “colossal spectacle...overwhelming in its emotional impact,” is “one of the greatest works of screen art ever presented.” (Hollywood Reporter) The film’s amazing 20-minute recreation of the Chicago fire of 1871 is considered one of the great cinematic achievements. The story centers on the O’Leary family, pioneer settlers whose eldest boys achieve notoriety and power in bustling Chicago. After Jack (DON AMECHE) gets elected mayor with the help of his popular brother Dion (TYRONE POWER), the two lock horns over the future of Chicago’s slums. Using his cabaret singer wife (ALICE FAYE) as a pawn in their dispute, Dion accelerates their intense rivalry as the whole town takes sides. It is not until a massive fire wipes out all of old Chicago that the O’Learys’ lives are changed forever.

Director: Henry King

Actors: Don Ameche,Tyrone Power,Brian Donlevy,Alice Faye,Alice Brady,Sidney Blackmer,Andy Devine,Phyllis Brooks,Tom Brown,Berton Churchill,June Storey,Paul Hurst,Tyler Brooke,J. Anthony Hughes,Gene Reynolds


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