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A Star Is Born


Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson View All


David O. Selznick (Writer), Ben Hecht (Writer), William A. Wellman (Director), William A. Wellman (Story) View All

Release: Apr. 27th, 1937
Runtime: 1 hour, 51 minutes
Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing.
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Norman does a screen test with Esther, whose name is changed to Vicki Lester, and they end up doing a movie together that makes Esther/Vicki the hottest ticket in Hollywood, but Norman's career continues a steady decline, which forces Norman deeper into the bottle.


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