In Old Chicago
With a tab topping $1.8 million and ambitious special effects, this epic Hollywood film was one of the most costly of its day, retelling the infamous tale of the cow that supposedly started the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Alice Brady won a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her role as washerwoman Molly O'Leary, whose two grown sons -- a rogue (Tyrone Power) and an attorney (Don Ameche) -- are as much at odds personally as they are professionally.
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- Henry King
- 1938 Academy Award®
- Best Supporting Actress: Alice Brady
- Best Sound nominee
- Best Music Score nominee
- Best Picture nominee
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
YesLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 2.0 StereoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it