A Star Is Born
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A Star is Born came into being when producer David O. Selznick decided to tell a "true behind-the-scenes" story of Hollywood. The truth, of course, was filtered a bit for box-office purposes, although Selznick and an army of screenwriters based much of their script on actual people and events. Janet Gaynor stars as Esther Blodgett, the small-town girl who dreams of Hollywood stardom, a role later played by both Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand in the 1954 and 1976 remakes. Jeered at by most of her family, Esther finds an ally in her crusty old grandma (May Robson), who admires the… More
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"Starring Janet Gaynor and Frederic March in Oscar-nominated roles, this first version of the famous Hollywood story was directed by William Wellman; it was remade in 1954 with Judy Garland, and in 1976 with Barbra Streisand."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Judy Garland, for all her personal problems, shows on the screen why she's a star."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"William A. Wellman's original 1937 A Star Is Born is the essential Hollywood cautionary tale."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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