Chicago Joe and the Showgirl

Overview

Director Bernard Rose and screenwriter David Yallop were inspired by the real-life Hulten/Jones murder case of 1944, famously known as The Cleft Chin Murder Case, after a London cabbie was found murdered. It was a sensation in England, where American soldier Karl Hulten and British showgirl Elizabeth Maud Jones became household names -- even beating out news of the war. In the film, Karl Hulten (Kiefer Sutherland), is an American GI who is stalking the black market of London after stealing an army truck and going...
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Overview

Director Bernard Rose and screenwriter David Yallop were inspired by the real-life Hulten/Jones murder case of 1944, famously known as The Cleft Chin Murder Case, after a London cabbie was found murdered. It was a sensation in England, where American soldier Karl Hulten and British showgirl Elizabeth Maud Jones became household names -- even beating out news of the war. In the film, Karl Hulten (Kiefer Sutherland), is an American GI who is stalking the black market of London after stealing an army truck and going AWOL. There he meets up with Betty Jones (Emily Lloyd), a stripper with a deluded fantasy world view formed by watching a steady stream of Hollywood film noir and gangster pictures. Seeing Karl, who claims he is Chicago Joe doing advance work in London for encroaching Chicago gangsters, Betty takes the opportunity to set her fantasies to life as she connives Karl into a crime spree of petty crimes. With luck on their side, the spree keeps escalating, until Betty urges Karl to commit the ultimate crime -- murder.
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Special Features

Full screen version; 2.0 Dolby stereo surround; Digitally mastered; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Closed captioning
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/21/2003
  • UPC: 012236146643
  • Original Release: 1990
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Aspect Ratio: Pre-1954 Standard (1.33.1)
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:45:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Emily Lloyd Betty Jones
Kiefer Sutherland Karl Hulten/"Ricky Allen"
Patsy Kensit Joyce Cook
Keith Allen Lenny Bexley
Liz Fraser Mrs. Evans
Alexandra Pigg Violet
Ralph Nossek Inspector Tansil
Colin Bruce Robert DeMott
Roger Ashton-Griffiths Inspector Tarr
Harry Fowler Morry
John Junkin George Heath
Leo Davis
Stevenson Hancock Doctor
John Lyons
John Lahr Radio Commentator
Angela Morant Customer
John Surman Mr. Cook
Janet Dale Mrs. Cook
John Dair John
Hugh Millais US Colonel
Harry Jones Taxi Driver
Gerard Horan John Wilkins
Richard Ireson 1st Reporter
Malcolm Terris 2nd Reporter
Gary Parker 3rd Reporter
Karen Gledhill 4th Reporter
Niven Boyd Reporter
Technical Credits
Bernard Rose Director
Tim Bevan Producer
Alan Boyle Makeup
Gerry Butler Musical Direction/Supervision
Lia Cramer Set Decoration/Design
Leo Davis Casting
Jane Frazer Associate Producer
Warren Heyes Choreography
Richard Holland Art Director
Gemma Jackson Production Designer
Gareth Milne Stunts
Mitchell Parish Songwriter
Dan Rae Editor
Bob Ringwood Costumes/Costume Designer
Peter Russell Art Director
Mike Southon Cinematographer
Shirley Walker Score Composer
David Yallop Screenwriter
Hans Zimmer Score Composer
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Main Title/Premiere [2:35]
2. Eyeing Each Other [5:00]
3. Date With Danger [5:41]
4. Crimes Real or Imagined? [5:08]
5. Home Life [4:59]
6. Game Interrupted [6:33]
7. Proving Himself [5:40]
8. At Georgina's Place [7:09]
9. Protection and Plans [4:58]
10. "It's a Private Joke" [5:13]
11. For a Fur Coat [5:55]
12. A Moment's Rest [3:58]
13. "We Can Rest in the Grave" [3:49]
14. Going Further [6:19]
15. Doing Good and Bad [5:08]
16. Confessions and Luck [3:18]
17. "I've Never Been Happier" [3:37]
18. Truths Come Out [8:18]
19. Hanging Each Other [4:23]
20. Fantasy End/ Epilogue [2:32]
21. End Credits [2:19]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
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