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In Old Chicago is a 1938 American drama film directed by Henry King. The screenplay by Sonya Levien and Lamar Trotti was based on the Niven Busch story, "We the O'Learys". The film is a fictionalized account about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and stars Alice Brady as Mrs. read more
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In Old Chicago is a 1938 American drama film directed by Henry King. The screenplay by Sonya Levien and Lamar Trotti was based on the Niven Busch story, "We the O'Learys". The film is a fictionalized account about the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and stars Alice Brady as Mrs. O'Leary, the owner of the cow which started the fire, and Tyrone Power and Don Ameche as her sons. It also stars Alice Faye and Andy Devine. At the time of its release, it was one of the most expensive movies ever made.

Original Release

03/31/1938

US Release

04/15/1938

Cast

Tyrone Power Dion O'Leary
Alice Faye Belle Fawcett
Don Ameche Jack O'Leary
Alice Brady Molly O'Leary
Andy Devine Pickle Bixby
Brian Donlevy Gil Warren
Phyllis Brooks Ann Colby
Tom Brown Bob O'Leary
Sidney Blackmer General Phil Sheridan
J. Anthony Hughes Patrick O'Leary / Pat O'Leary
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Henry King

Writers

Lamar Trotti, Sonya Levien, Niven Busch

Cast

Tyrone Power Dion O'Leary
Alice Faye Belle Fawcett
Don Ameche Jack O'Leary
Alice Brady Molly O'Leary
Andy Devine Pickle Bixby
Brian Donlevy Gil Warren
Phyllis Brooks Ann Colby
Tom Brown Bob O'Leary
Sidney Blackmer General Phil Sheridan
J. Anthony Hughes Patrick O'Leary / Pat O'Leary
Berton Churchill Senator Colby
Bess Flowers Woman with Colby
June Storey Gretchen
Paul Hurst Mitch
Spencer Charters Commissioner W.J. Beavers / Beavers
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Hattie
Rondo Hatton Rondo - Body Guard / Body Guard
Russell Hicks Politician in Jack's Office / Man in Jack's Office
Harry Hayden Johnson
George Chandler Onlooker

Producers

Editors

Barbara McLean

1938 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Actress in a Supporting Role Won
1938 Oscar Best Writing, Original Story Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Sound, Recording Nominated
1938 Oscar Best Assistant Director Won
1938 Oscar Best Music, Score Nominated
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