1h 51mins 1937
Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine (Fredric March), is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine. She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing This was also Lana Turner's film debut as an extra.
A Star Is Born is a 1937 Technicolor romantic drama film produced by David O. Selznick and directed by William A. Wellman, with a script by Wellman, Robert Carson (writer), Dorothy Parker and Alan Campbell (screenwriter). It stars Janet Gaynor as an aspiring Hollywood, Los Angeles, California actress, and Fredric March as an aging movie star who helps launch her career. Other members of the cast include Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander and Carole Landis.
Janet Gaynor as Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester
Fredric March as Norman Maine
Adolphe Menjou as Oliver Niles
May Robson as Grandmother Lettie
Andy Devine as Daniel "Danny" McGuire
Lionel Stander as Matt Libby
Owen Moore as Casey Burke
Peggy Wood as Miss Phillips
Elizabeth Jenns (actress) as Anita Regis
Edgar Kennedy as Pop Randall
Clara Blandick as Aunt Mattie
J. C. Nugent as Mr. Blodgett
Guinn Williams (actor) as posture coach