(Winner of 2 Academy Awards/Best Supporting Actress and Best Assistant Director) An explosive family dynamic is interwoven with the tale of a city afire with greed and corruption in this spectacular 1938 fictionalization of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871. Don Ameche is the mayor who is elected with the help of his brother (Tyrone Power). The two clash over the future of the slums, while Power's wife (Alice Faye as a cabaret singer) is a pawn in their political and romantic rivalries. In all, In Old Chicago was nominated for six Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Extras include Movietone news footage and a biography of Don Ameche.
"Colossal spectacle and great drama."—Hollywood Reporter