Billy Flynn (Chicago)
Billy Flynn is one of the city of Chicago's most effective defense attorneys; he can win any trial and usually represents women who have murdered their lovers. He has never lost a case involving a female defendant in his whole career, but in turn charges high fees for his services. In the play, he defends Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart, winning both cases.
Most of Billy Flynn's clients actually did commit the murder they are accused of; therefore he usually attempts to conjure a defense of self-defense or insanity. He often resorts to unethical or illegal practices such as falsifying evidence and slandering prosecutors to shore up his case. As a last resort, he will often turn trials into a media circus and public spectacle. In the musical, Flynn sings three songs: "All I Care About is Love", "They Both Reached For The Gun", and "Razzle Dazzle."
- Edward Ellis in the 1926 Broadway play
- Robert Edeson in the 1927 film
- Adolphe Menjou in the 1942 film Roxie Hart
- Jerry Orbach in the 1975 Broadway musical
- Richard Gere in the 2002 film
- McConnell, Virginia A.Fatal Fortune: the Death of Chicago's Millionaire Orphan, p. 62 Fatal Fortune: the Death of Chicago's Millionaire Orphan (books.google), Greenwood Publishing Group, 2005, ISBN 0-275-98473-7. p. 62
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