Screen Test of Time, Ep. 78: In Old Chicago
Screen Test of Time is a podcast where Suzan Eraslan and David Daw set out to watch every movie ever nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture, in order, from the first awards season to, eventually, the present day. Each week, they watch and review a different movie, and when they've watched everything nominated in a particular year, they tell you whether the Oscar went to the right one!
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TRIGGER WARNING: This episode contains a lot of references to sexual assault that takes place in the movie.
Another in the “musical drama distaster film” genre of San Francisco, this week’s movie is a fictional telling of the family of Mrs. O’Leary, whose cow, for at least a century, was held responsible for starting the Chicago Fire. Starring Tyrone Power, Alice Brady, and Alice Faye, Chicago is a movie so chock full of the worst Classic Film offenses that David made up a bingo card for it. It’s also the last film of 1937, so find out if the Academy’s winner holds up!
Year Eligible: 1937 (Nominated)
Additional audio from In Old Chicago (1937)