|Directed by||Norman Jewison|
|Produced by||Norman Jewison|
|Screenplay by||Abram S. Ginnes|
|Music by||Henry Mancini|
|Cinematography||Richard H. Kline|
Byron W. Brandt|
Ralph E. Winters
|Distributed by||United Artists|
|Box office||$1 million (domestic rentals)|
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, Brian Keith, George Kennedy, Hume Cronyn and Melina Mercouri.
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.
- Beau Bridges as Ben Harvey
- Melina Mercouri as Lilan
- Brian Keith as Sullivan
- George Kennedy as Johanson
- Hume Cronyn as Grogan
- Margot Kidder as Adeline
- Roy Poole as Dunne
- Wilfrid Hyde-White as The Governor
- Melodie Johnson as Lilah
- John Randolph as Father
- Charles Tyner as Dr. Lazarus
- Joan Huntington as Kitty
- Merie Earle as Granny
- Claudia Bryar as Mother
- Eric Shea as Younger Brother
The film was nominated for three Academy Awards:
- Best Art Direction (Robert F. Boyle, George B. Chan, Edward G. Boyle, Carl Biddiscombe)
- Best Costume Design (Ray Aghayan)
- Best Sound (Robert Martin, Clem Portman)
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