A Star Is Born


Release Date 1954-09-29
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A Star Is Born

A Star Is Born is a 1954 American musical film directed by George Cukor. The screenplay written by Moss Hart was an adaptation of the original 1937 film, which was based on the original screenplay by Robert Carson, Dorothy Parker, and Alan Campbell. In 2000, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." The film ranked #43 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years... 100 Passions list in 2002 and #7 on its list of best musicals in 2006. The song "The Man That Got Away" was ranked #11 on AFI's list of the 100 top tunes in films. Star Judy Garland had not made a movie since she had mutually negotiated the release from her MGM contract soon after filming began on Royal Wedding in 1950, and the film was promoted heavily as her comeback. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and NBC, which was televising the ceremony, sent a film crew to the hospital room where she was recuperating after giving birth to her son Joey in order to carry her acceptance speech live if she won, but she lost to Grace Kelly for The Country Girl.

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Actors & Characters

Judy Garland Judy Garland Esther Blodgett Esther Blodgett
James Mason James Mason Norman Maine Norman Maine
Jack Carson Jack Carson
Tommy Noonan Tommy Noonan
Amanda Blake Amanda Blake Susan Ettinger Susan Ettinger
Charles Bickford Charles Bickford
Irving Bacon Irving Bacon
Hazel Shermet Hazel Shermet
Humphrey Bogart Humphrey Bogart


Sam Leavitt Cinematography
George Cukor Director
Harold Arlen Music
Ray Heindorf Music
Ira Gershwin Music
Sidney Luft Producer
Dorothy Parker Writer
William A. Wellman Writer
Moss Hart Writer
Alan Campbell Writer
Robert Carson Writer