A Star Is Born

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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.

    Cast
        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

Category
Classic Features Classic Drama & Romance Classics
Tags
classic, classicfilm, classicmovie
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