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In Old Chicago (1937) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Henry King and produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and Kenneth Macgowan.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressAlice BradyWon
Best Music - Scoring20th Century-Fox Studio Music Department, Louis Silvers, head of department (no composer credit)Nominated
Best Picture20th Century-FoxNominated
Best WritingNiven BuschNominated
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Classic Films in Focus: IN OLD CHICAGO (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Mrs. O'Leary and her troublesome cow make their obligatory appearance in this 20th Century Fox tale of urban disaster, which lets the viewer know up front that In Old Chicago (1937) is more a fable than a history lesson. Like the earlier San Francisco (1936), this picture sets a very personal story ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: IN OLD CHICAGO (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Mrs. O'Leary and her troublesome cow make their obligatory appearance in this 20th Century Fox tale of urban disaster, which lets the viewer know up front that In Old Chicago (1937) is more a fable than a history lesson. Like the earlier San Francisco (1936), this picture sets a very personal story ... Read full article


Classic Films in Focus: IN OLD CHICAGO (1937)

By Jennifer Garlen on Feb 3, 2015 From Virtual Virago

Mrs. O'Leary and her troublesome cow make their obligatory appearance in this 20th Century Fox tale of urban disaster, which lets the viewer know up front that In Old Chicago (1937) is more a fable than a history lesson. Like the earlier San Francisco (1936), this picture sets a very personal story ... Read full article


In Old Chicago (1937)

By Beatrice on Oct 19, 2013 From Flickers in Time

In Old Chicago Directed by Henry King Written by Lamar Trotti and Sylvia Levien based on a story by Niven Busch 1937/USA Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation presents Daryll F. Zanuck Productions First viewing I was not crazy about this big-budget answer to 1936′s smash hit San Francisco, de... Read full article


In Old Chicago

By Alyson on Jun 11, 2010 From The Best Picture Project

The legend in Chicago goes that it was one of Mrs. O’Leary’s cows that started the great Chicago fire in 1871. ?This film gives a little more history and drama to that infamous family. We meet the O’Leary’s in a covered wagon heading toward Chicago. ?The young boys get excite... Read full article


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Publicity ads stated that Niven Busch's story was entitled "We, the O'Leary's," but legal records indicate there was never such a story title. The fabrication was developed by someone at Twentieth Century-Fox well after the story and screenplay was completely written, thinking it would give the story a more catchy title.
The 20-minute climactic fire sequence cost $150,000 to stage and burned for three days on the Fox back lot. It helped make this one of the most expensive films made at the time.
Alice Faye was cast at the instigation of both 'Tyrone Power (I)' and director Henry King.
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