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A Star Is Born (1937)

111 min - Drama - 27 April 1937
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Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing

Director:  William A. Wellman
Stars:  Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Owen Moore, Peggy Wood, Elizabeth Jenns, Edgar Kennedy, J.C. Nugent, Guinn Williams, Jane Barnes, Pat Flaherty, Francis Ford, Joe Gray, Edward Hearn, I. Stanford Jolley, Carole Landis, Chris-Pin Martin, Edwin Maxwell, Robert Emmet O'Connor, Dennis O'Keefe, Franklin Pangborn, Fred 'Snowflake' Toones, Marshall Neilan

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Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing



Tagline: Is the price of stardom a broken heart?

Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  27 April 1937

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Selznick International Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 51 min

Academy Award Nominations and Wins

ACTOR — Fredric March {“Norman Maine (Alfred Hinkel)”}
ACTRESS — Janet Gaynor {“Esther Blodgett/Vicki Lester”}
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR — Eric Stacey
DIRECTING — William Wellman
OUTSTANDING PRODUCTION — Selznick International Pictures
WRITING (Original Story) — William A. Wellman, Robert Carson – WON
WRITING (Screenplay) — Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson

SPECIAL AWARD

To W. Howard Greene for the color photography of A Star Is Born. (This Award was recommended by a committee of leading cinematographers after viewing all the color pictures made during the year.)


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