In Old Chicago Overview:

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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THE COSTUME DRAMA BLOGATHON: In Old Chicago (1938)

on Sep 6, 2019 From Caftan Woman

The Costume Drama Blogathon is the brainchild of Debbie Vega of Moon in Gemini and it runs from September 6th to the 8th. Click HERE for all the sublime designs and stories. "We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish." - Alice Brady (Oscar w... 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


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


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Alice Brady won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role in this film. Brady wasn't present at the award ceremony, but a man walked up and accepted the award on her behalf. After the show, he and the Oscar were never seen again.
According to the DVD which includes the roadshow version (information given in the accompanying leaflet) Western Costumes didn't have enough costumes on hand to dress all the extras in the fire scenes and had to borrow proper period costumes from other costumiers across the country.
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.
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