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A Star Is Born
Academy Award® Nominee
Sweeping melodrama about a young singer, discovered by a major male studio star, who becomes enamored of her and helps her rise to the top. She does, they get married, but his career begins to hit...  View more >

Starring Judy Garland, James Mason

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Nov 21, 2007
There are three versions of "A Star is Born." the first one is in 1937, the second one (the one I will review is from 1954) and the third one is from 1976. the second version is the best of the three and that came from someone who has seen all three versions. Ask anyone who has seen all three version? James Mason gave a great performance as Norman Maine, a falling star. I think have gave the performance of a lifetime. Judy Garland is a rising star whom he helped. the film ended tragically for one of them. I always love the works of director George Cukor. the is his best work, although the movie studio had steped in the recut his work. Cukor had disconnected with the movie. In 1983, a director's cut was released. He was told of it before he died. I can recall watch the TV biography of Judy Garland a few years ago, and In one scene where the director was filming a pivtoal scene with Garland under stress. That scene in the TV movie was well-done. George Cukor will always be one of my favorite directors. Judy Gsrland's best role is in "the Wizard of Oz." Her performance in "A Star is Born" came in at number two. If you haven't see the 1954 version of "A Star is Born." I want you to see it. It's one of the best movies ever. You're going to enjoy the performances of mason and Garland and the direction of Cukor.

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