A Star Is Born
Judy Garland’s tour de force performance as Mrs Norman Maine has never been bettered.
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Lucy Marlow
USA 1954. 178min
Time magazine described Garland’s performance as ‘just about the finest one-woman show in modern movie history’ and it’s still hard to believe that she didn’t win the Best Actress Oscar® for it. Never had Garland given such a tour de force performance on screen, playing the nightclub singer who James Mason’s Norman Maine turns into a huge star. The film is an emotional ride, but oh so worth it.