The Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire

The Chicago Fire ( In Old Chicago ) is an American film directed by Henry King , released in 1938 .

Synopsis

In Old Chicago traces the rise of a family, O’Leary and especially two of the brothers, Jack and Dion during the expansion of the city of Chicago from the xix th century and the fire district “Patch” in 1871.

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Technical sheet

  • Title: The Chicago Fire
  • Original title: In Old Chicago
  • Director: Henry King
  • Scenario: Lamar Trotti and Sonya Levien based on Niven Busch’s novel
  • Production: Darryl F. Zanuck and Kenneth Macgowan (Associate), for 20th Century Fox
  • Photography: J. Peverell Marley
  • Music: Louis Silvers
  • Special Effects: H. Bruce Humberstone , Ralph Hammeras  (in) , Fred Sersen  (in) and Louis J. White
  • Sets: William Darling , Rudolph Sternad  (in) and Thomas Little
  • Costumes: Royer
  • Editing: Barbara McLean
  • Country of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Format: Black and white
  • Genre: Drama
  • Duration: 95 minutes
  • Release date :
    •  United States : (first) (New York)
    •  France :

Distribution

  • Tyrone Power : Dion O’Leary
  • Alice Faye : Beautiful Fawcett
  • Don Ameche : Jack O’Leary
  • Alice Brady : me 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
  • Berton Churchill : Senator Colby
  • Russell Hicks , Gustav von Seyffertitz : Men in Jack’s Office
  • Clarence Wilson : The lawyer

And, among the uncredited actors:

  • Fred Kelsey : Policeman
  • Charles Williams : Secretary / Witness at the wedding

Awards

Oscar

The Chicago Fire received six nominations and won 2 Oscars :

  • Oscar for Best Actress in a Supporting Role : Alice Brady
  • Oscar for Best Assistant Director : Robert D. Webb

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