A Star is Born (1954)

A Star is Born (1954)

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A Star is Born (1954)

Judy Garland and James Mason lead this showbiz musical comedy which netted the pair Golden Globes for Best Actor and Best Actress. Directed by Oscar-winner George Cukor (My Fair Lady).

A film star (Mason) helps a young singer (Garland)and actress find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career on a downward spiral.

1954Rating: G154 minsUSA
DramaMusicalRomanceClassic
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The New York Times

The New York Times

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...the Warners and Mr. Cukor have really and truly gone to town in giving this hackneyed story an abundance of fullness and form.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

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...the movie generally works, almost entirely due to the forceful talents of Garland and her non-singing leading man, James Mason.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A nearing-the-end Judy Garland memorably disintegrates as the singing starlet whose beloved actor husband drinks himself to destruction.

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Collider

Collider

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It feels like Cukor felt some influence of the European masters – the film plays to a scale and heft that is missing from most backstage melodramas.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

...the Warners and Mr. Cukor have really and truly gone to town in giving this hackneyed story an abundance of fullness and form.

0
Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

press

...the movie generally works, almost entirely due to the forceful talents of Garland and her non-singing leading man, James Mason.

4.0
0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A nearing-the-end Judy Garland memorably disintegrates as the singing starlet whose beloved actor husband drinks himself to destruction.

3.0
0
Collider

Collider

press

It feels like Cukor felt some influence of the European masters – the film plays to a scale and heft that is missing from most backstage melodramas.

0