A Star Is Born (1954)

Directed by George Cukor

Drama | Romance | Music

Most recently watched by sleestakk, jakeneff


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

Viewing Notes

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.


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