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In 2002, Chicago was produced as a film

In 2002, Chicago was produced as a film

In 2002, the film Chicago was released to critical and commercial acclaim. The movie tells the story of two women who are accused of murdering their husbands in the early 1920s. Despite their being innocent, they are convicted and sent to prison. However, thanks to the help of a charismatic lawyer, they successfully escape and start new lives.

The film was based on a book of the same name by journalist Maurine Dallas Watkins. Watkins had covered the real-life trial of two women charged with killing their husbands in 1924.

The film was a huge success, winning six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and becoming one of the highest-grossing films of all time. In addition to its critical acclaim, the film also proved popular with audiences, becoming one of the most-watched films in history. The film also helped to revive interest in the city of Chicago and its history. Today, the city is a popular tourist destination, and the film Chicago remains an important part of its cultural identity.

Reminisce the movie with our carefully crafted resources!

Activity Ideas:

  • Sing along to Chicago with our song sheet – here 
  • Find the famous Blues & Jazz singers with our crossword – here
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