Approved | | Action, Drama, Musical
The O'Leary brothers -- honest Jack and roguish Dion -- become powerful figures, and eventually rivals, in Chicago on the eve of its Great Fire.
This was the first of 5 pictures in which Don Ameche and Alice Faye would star together. The others were "You Can't Have Everything" (1937), "Alexander's Ragtime Band" (1938), "Lillian Russell" (1940) and "That Night in Rio" (1941).
We O'Learys are a strange tribe. There's strength in us. And what we set out to do, we finish.
At 7:45, the position of the kids in the wagon change.
The original roadshow version of "In Old Chicago" ran 111 minutes, and was cut to 95 minutes for a 1943 re-release. For many years, the longer version was thought to be lost, and only the shorter re-release print was shown on television, and released on video in 1994. In 2002 the missing elements to the original version were found, and the 2005 DVD release included both the original and the shorter versions.