Passed | | Drama, Musical, Romance
A film star helps a young singer and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.
Judy Garland's daughter Lorna Luft & film historian Jeffrey Vance co-authored a book released in 2018 titled "A Star Is Born: Judy Garland and the Film that Got Away" about the making of this film.
Hello, Mr. Maine. You turn up in the strangest places.
Norman Maine: Don't I now?
Vicki Lester: And you're cold sober.
Norman Maine: Well, you'd better make the most of it!
While Vicki and Oliver are talking on the patio as Norman is listening in bed the seascape reflected on the glass doors behind them keeps resetting as though the film loop started over.
In 1983 the film was restored to 176 minutes by Ron Haver. However, although all of the original soundtrack was available, some visual footage couldn't be found: the restored version resorts to a montage of stills, dialogue and music in place of the missing scenes. Director George Cukor died the day before the opening of the restored version.
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