With music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb, this is another track from the musical vaudeville Chicago
. In the film version it is performed largely by Richard Gere as sharp lawyer (and composite character) Billy Flynn at an ad hoc press conference after his client Roxie
has just entered a plea of not guilty to murder.
Well choreographed and with an original humorous take, the jury who acquitted murderess Beulah Annan - on whom Roxie Hart is based - were obviously just as impressed as the award winning musical's audience with her (lawyer's!) claim that they had both reached for the gun.
Alexander Baron - London, England