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A Star is Born

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Of all the stars born (Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, Lady Gaga), Janet Gaynor was the original, playing an aspiring actor-turned superstar opposite Frederich March’s self-sabotaging leading man whose career is quickly losing steam. With a screenplay penned in part by Dorothy Parker, the film won the Oscar for Best Writing, Original Story, and was nominated for seven Academy Awards overall. A Star is Born is delectably dramatic with many artistic flourishes, and one of the first films to be shot in technicolour.

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"The most accurate mirror ever held before the glittering... ecstatic world that is Hollywood."
The New York Times
"Janet Gaynor gives to her role... a characterization of sustained loveliness."
"One of the most humanly revealing pictures of the movie colony that the screen has ever produced."
Featuring: Adolphe Menjou Janet Gaynor Frederic March May Robson Andy Devine
Year: 1937 Runtime: 111 mins Rating: PG