A star is born
Moss Hart (Screenwriter), Samuel Leavitt (Cinematographer), Sid Luft (Producer), George Cukor (Director), Judy Garland (Actor), James Mason (Actor), Jack Carson (Actor), Charles Bickford (Actor), Tommy Noonan (Actor), Lucy Marlow (Actor)
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
DVD Video, English, ©1999
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Warner Home Video, Burbank, CA, ©1999
1 videodisc (176 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
9780790743455, 9780790794662, 9780790742434, 0790743450, 0790794667, 0790742438
Side A. Feature film
Side B. Special features
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)
In English with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tom Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet.
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.
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