Don Chicago

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Don Chicago
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Directed by Maclean Rogers
Screenplay by Austin Melford
Based onDon Chicago by C. E. Bechhofer Roberts
Produced by Louis H. Jackson
Starring Jackie Hunter
Eddie Gray
Joyce Heron
Cinematography Gerald Gibbs
Edited by Grace Garland
Music by Percival Mackey
Distributed byAnglo-American Film Corporation (UK)
Release date
  • 6 August 1945 (1945-08-06)(UK)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom

Don Chicago is a 1945 British crime comedy film directed by Maclean Rogers and starring Jackie Hunter, Joyce Heron and Claud Allister. [1] It is based on the novel by C. E. Bechhofer Roberts.



An aspiring but timid gangster is forced to leave the United States after crossing the wrong people, but upon arriving in Britain he is treated as a dangerous criminal.

Don Chicago steals the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London whilst on a day-trip. He infiltrates the BBC to make various announcements.


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  1. "BFI | Film & TV Database | DON CHICAGO (1945)". Archived from the original on 3 September 2009. Retrieved 23 September 2010.