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A star is born

Author: Moss HartSamuel LeavittSid LuftGeorge CukorJudy GarlandAll authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Widescreen versionView all editions and formats
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Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.
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Genre/Form: Musical films
Musical
Drama
Feature films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Moss Hart; Samuel Leavitt; Sid Luft; George Cukor; Judy Garland; James Mason; Jack Carson; Charles Bickford; Tommy Noonan; Lucy Marlow; Amanda Blake; Irving Bacon; Hazel Shermet; Malcolm Bert; Folmar Blangsted; Charles B Lang; George James Hopkins; Jack Cathcart; Skip Martin; Leonard Gershe; Irene Sharaff; Gene Allen; Jean Louis; Mary Ann Nyberg; Harold Arlen; Ira Gershwin; Richard Barstow; Ray Heindorf; Dorothy Parker; Alan Campbell; Robert Carson; William A Wellman; Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967); Transcona Enterprises, Inc.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790743450 9780790743455 0790794667 9780790794662
OCLC Number: 47749153
Language Note: In English with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson screen play from a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
Also issued as part of the Judy Garland, the signature collection.
Special features: Cast & crew biographies; Judy Garland outtakes ("The man that got away", "When my sugar walks down the street"); Documentary footage (Hollywood premiere newsreel, Pantages premiere TV special, Cocoanut Grove premiere party); Theatrical trailers of the 1837, 1954, and 1976 versions of the film; 1954 Warner Bros. exhibitors reel; Audio outtakes (Oliver on the phone with the director discussing Norman; Norman and Esther on the roof of the Hotel Lancaster).
Credits: Art director, Malcolm Bert ; film editor, Folmar Blangsted ; sound by Charles B. Lang, David Forrest ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; special effects by H.F. Koenekamp ; vocal arrangements by Jack Cathcart ; orchestrations by Skip Martin ; song "Born in a trunk" music and lyrics by Leonard Gershe ; art direction and costumes for "Born in a trunk" by Irene Sharaff ; production design by Gene Allen ; costumes designed by Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg ; music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; dances created and staged by Richard Barstow ; musical direction by Ray Heindorf.
Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tom Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet.
Awards: Golden Globes 1954: Best actress, Judy Garland; Best actor, James Mason.
Description: 1 videodisc (176 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Contents: Side A. Feature film --
Side B. Special features.
Other Titles: Judy Garland, the signature collection.
Star is born (Motion picture : 1954)
Responsibility: Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Moss Hart ; director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; a Transcona Enterprises production ; produced by Sidney Luft ; directed by George Cukor.

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Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.

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