Rating: 8 stars
Seen 1 time
Seen on: 01/13/2016
A movie star helps a young singer/actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral.
Rated PG | Length 176 minutes
James Mason | Jack Carson | Dub Taylor | Mae Marsh | Judy Garland | Tommy Noonan | Charles Bickford | Lucy Marlow | Amanda Blake | Irving Bacon | Hazel Shermet | Lotus Robb | Bess Flowers | William H. O'Brien
Second film in the George Cukor series at Northbrook Library and another one I haven’t seen. Pretty goddamn amazing performance by Judy Garland (tbh I kept waiting for her to break out “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”). She is so fucking good here. In fact, this performance reminded me of Liza Minnelli. The moment I realized that it all made sense.
James Mason is p good as the alcoholic has-been actor. This is truly a work of fantasy fiction bc in RL there’s no way that marriage would last that long. The ending is so perfect.
I did not know this was 3 hours long but we got an intermission which was cool. The print was okay, scratched up in parts, but I wonder if it was in focus bc it looked soft in many places. ah well. I’m gonna ask them next week. Due to the length and late evening I didn’t feel like sticking around after this screening.