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Author: Robert Wise
Publisher: 1968.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In the early 1940's Gertrude Lawrence, while starring in the Broadway musical Lady in the dark, watches a newsreel summary of her career and recalls her past: In 1915 as a young woman, Gertrude leaves her mother's home in Bermondsey and goes to Brixton to join her father, Arthur, and his partner Rose, who are performing at a seedy music hall. Deciding that she also wants a career on the stage, Gertrude eventually  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Features
Named Person: Gertrude Lawrence
Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wise
OCLC Number: 82099449
Notes: Credits supplied from Maltin, 1993.
Playing time on release was 174 min., according to: Maltin, 1993.
Credits: Assistant director, Ridgeway Callow; director of photography, Ernest Laszlo; production designed by Boris Leven; film editor, William Reynolds; set decorations, Walter M. Scott and Howard Bristol; costumes, Donald Brooks; wardrobe, Ed Wynigear and Adele Balkan; music arranged & conducted by Lennie Hayton; dance music composed by Jay Thompson; sound, Murray Spivack, Douglas O. Williams and Bernard Freericks; music editor, Robert Tracy; special photographic effects, L.B. Abbott, Art Cruickshank and Emil Kosa Jr.; dances and musical numbers staged by Michael Kidd; makeup, Willard Buell and William Turner; hairstyles for Miss Andrews, Hal Saunders; unit production manager, Saul Wurtzel; dance assistant, Shelah Hackett. Songs: Star, music and lyrics by Sammy Cahn and James Van Heusen; In my garden of joy, music and lyrics by Saul Chaplin; Down at the Old Bull and Bush, music and lyrics by Harry Von Tilzer, Andrew B. Sterling, Russell Hunting and by P. Krone; Piccadilly, music by Walter Williams, lyrics by Paul Morande and Bruce Seiver; Oh it's a lovely war, music and lyrics by J.P. Long and Maurice Scott; Forbidden fruit, Parisian Pierrot, Someday I'll find you and Has anybody seen our ship?, music and lyrics by Noël Coward; 'N' everything, music and lyrics by B.G. DeSylva, Al Jolson and Gus Kahn; Burlington Bertie from Bow, music and lyrics by William Hargreaves; Limehouse blues, music and lyrics by Philip Brahm and Douglas Furber; Someone to watch over me, Dear little boy and Do, do, do, music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin; The physician, music and lyrics by Cole Porter; My ship and Jenny, music by Kurt Weill, lyrics by Ira Gershwin.
Cast: Julie Andrews, Richard Crenna, Michael Craig, Daniel Massey, Robert Reed, Bruce Forsyth, Beryl Reid, Jenny Agutter.
Other Titles: Star! (Motion picture : 1968)
Responsibility: directed by Robert Wise.

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"In the early 1940's Gertrude Lawrence, while starring in the Broadway musical Lady in the dark, watches a newsreel summary of her career and recalls her past: In 1915 as a young woman, Gertrude leaves her mother's home in Bermondsey and goes to Brixton to join her father, Arthur, and his partner Rose, who are performing at a seedy music hall. Deciding that she also wants a career on the stage, Gertrude eventually lands a chorus job in London in an André Charlot revue. There her deliberate attempts to steal the limelight nearly lose her job, but the company's stage manager, Jack Roper, intervenes. Gertrude marries Jack, but his idea of marriage conflicts with her professional ambitions, and they divorce shortly after the birth of their daughter, Pamela. Helped by childhood friend and confidant Noel Coward, Gertrude stars in Charlot's first New York revue and receives instant acclaim. Each success makes it more difficult for her to choose among her suitors, however, and she juggles diplomat Sir Anthony Spencer, American actor Charles Fraser, and New York stockbroker Ben Mitchell, without committing herself to any of them. Similarly, her preoccupation with her career has also led to estrangement from her rapidly-maturing daughter, Pamela. Eventually, Gertrude's increasingly extravagant lifestyle leads her to bankruptcy, and she collapses from overworking to pay off her sizable debts. Following an enormous success with Noel Coward in his Tonight at 8:30, Gertrude goes on to do her first dramatic role in Susan and God. After a long run, Gertrude sees Richard Aldrich, a New England banker whom she had met earlier while playing Private lives in London. Though initially hostile toward him, Gertrude agrees to appear in Skylark at Aldrich's Cape Cod playhouse; and after scoring a personal triumph in Lady in the dark Gertrude marries Aldrich. ... Contains portions of Noel Coward's Tonight at 8:30 and Private lives and Rachel Crothers' Susan and God"--AFI catalog, 1961-1970.

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