Boozy, jazz-loving Roxie Hart kills her deceitful boyfriend in cold blood and winds up in prison with fellow murderess Velma Kelly. Based on a real life 1924 crime, the legendary Cecil B. DeMille created one of the 1920s most entertaining, vivacious films - fifty years before Kander & Ebb would go on to use the same story for their Broadway musical.
With live musical accompaniment by a trio of Yorkshire Silent Film Festival musicians - Jonny Best (piano), Trevor Bartlett (percussion), Richard Ormrod (winds, guitar, accordian).
Part of A Day of Silent Film at Hyde Park Picture House including: Cartoon Carnival, Soviet comedy The House on Trubnaya Street, crime thriller The Four Just Men and twisted revenge drama Behind the Door.
SINGLE TICKETS: £8.50 (adults), £7.50 (conc.), £7.00 (members)
AS PART OF DAY PASS: £22 (adults), £20 (conc.), £17 (members) - please telephone on 0113 275 2045 to buy a pass.
Directed by Frank Urson, USA, 1927, 112 mins