A Star Is Born
George Cuckor’s gripping tear-jerker stars Judy Garland as a rising Hollywood star.
Dir George Cukor
With Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson
Judy Garland plays rising star Vicki Lester and James Mason is Norman Maine, an ageing matinee idol with a drinking problem. He recognises her talent and pulls strings to help her rise. They fall in love, but Hollywood is an unforgiving environment where no career can be guaranteed for life. This first remake of the 1937 original is a gripping tear-jerker which doesn’t pull punches in its depiction of Tinseltown.