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Janet Gaynor Janet Gaynor
Esther Victoria Blodgett - aka Vicki Lester
Fredric March Fredric March
Norman Maine
Adolphe Menjou Adolphe Menjou
Oliver Niles
May Robson May Robson
Grandmother Lettie Blodgett
Andy Devine Andy Devine
Danny McGuire
Lionel Stander Lionel Stander
Matt Libby
Owen Moore Owen Moore
Casey Burke - Director
Peggy Wood Peggy Wood
Miss Phillips - Central Casting Clerk


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Dorothy Parker Dorothy Parker
(screen play by)
Alan Campbell Alan Campbell
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A Star is Born

3 years, 2 months ago at Sep 28 18:33
You know, there’s nothing explicitly wrong with this version of A Star is Born, it’s just missing that extra spark that makes a very good movie a great one. This first version, from 1937, tells the melodramatic love story involving a rising star and a fading one. Much like the subsequent remakes, the fading star plays both lover and Svengali to the bright, young talent. It does everything well... read more
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William Wellman's acclaimed, award-winning story of Hollywood triumph and disappointment stars Fredric March as movie star Norman Maine. Maine discovers Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) and gets her a screen test, igniting her career. But as Esther's star grows brighter, Norman's star diminishes, sending him into a despair from which he may not recover.
Release date: 27 April 1937
UPC: 677379019119
Tags: Drama (4), Alcoholism (3), 1937 (3), Fame (3), Hollywood (3), Acting (2), Concert (2), Suicide (2), Marriage (2), California (2), Filmmaking (2), 1930s (2), Star (2), Party (2), Remake (2), Usa (2), Drunkenness (1), English (1), Bar (1), Original Version (1)
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