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An actress who once knew the heights of fame is forced to confronts the depths of defeat in this show business drama. Margaret Elliot (Bette Davis) was once one of Hollywood's great stars, but as she edges into her 50's, both her career and her life have reached an unfortunate crossroads. Margaret hasn't worked for several years, her marriage has fallen apart, her former husband has custody of her daughter Gretchen (Natalie Wood), and she's running short of money. Margaret's agent Harry Stone (Warner Anderson) can't get her a part, and isn't willing to lend her the… More

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"Bette Davis received her ninth Oscar nomiation for this formulatic melodrama about a fading, alcoholic movie star, saved by the help of a young actor (Sterling Hayden)."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"The fact that she's a petty has-been that squandered all her money doesn't really endear her to us or make us feel sorry for her plight"
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"Nearly washed-up Davis essaying completely washed-up Davis."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"A threadbare, bargain-basement Sunset Boulevard."
‑ Dan Callahan, Slant Magazine
"The Star is good for that one Saturday night or some kind of gathering among friends..."
‑ Rory L. Aronsky, Film Threat
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