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Gaily, Gaily

 

Gaily, Gaily

Gaily, Gaily
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Film poster
Directed by Norman Jewison
Produced by Hal Ashby
Norman Jewison
Written by Abram S. Ginnes
Ben Hecht
Starring Beau Bridges
Cinematography Richard H. Kline
Editing by Byron W. Brandt
Ralph E. Winters
Studio The Mirisch Corporation
Distributed by United Artists
Release date(s)
Running time 107 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $9 million[1][2]
Box office $1 million (domestic rentals)[1]

Gaily, Gaily (released in the United Kingdom as Chicago, Chicago) is a 1969 American comedy film directed by Norman Jewison. It is based on the autobiographical novel by Ben Hecht and stars Beau Bridges, Melina Mercouri, Brian Keith, and George Kennedy.

Plot

Set in 1910, the film's main character is Ben Harvey (patterned after Ben Hecht): serious about seeing the world, he leaves his home for Chicago, where he meets a woman named Lil, who in reality is the Madam of the bordello Ben mistakes for a boarding house. He also is friends with Adeline, one of the prostitutes. While he tries to find work, Ben encounters other people, including a man named Sullivan, who is involved in shady doings in city government. Suspecting corruption, Harvey and a hard drinking reporter decide to investigate.

Cast

Awards

The film was nominated for three Academy Awards:[3][4]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • TCM Movie Database
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