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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Fay Bainter ...
Mrs. Thornway
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Owen Vail
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Mrs. Mars
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Isobel Rekay (as Marta Eggerth)
Connie Gilchrist ...
Frankie
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Leo
Patricia Barker ...
Poppy
Janet Chapman ...
Violet
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Rosie (as Annabelle Logan)
Douglas Croft ...
Davey
Ray McDonald ...
Charlie Potter
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
Bob Crosby Orchestra
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Talented small-town girl Lily Mars hounds producer John Thornway for a part in his new play, but he doesn't want anything to do with stage-struck amateurs. But when Lily follows him to New York, he gets to know her better and his opinion of her changes for the better. Then, when the leading lady of the play walks out, Lily gets her big break on Broadway. Written by Leon Wolters <wolters@strw.LeidenUniv.nl>

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20 March 1944 (Sweden)  »

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Bemutatjuk Lily Mars-t  »

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Trivia

In the theatrical trailer, Judy Garland is seen in brief clips from some of her previous films: Broadway Melody of 1938 (1937), Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938), The Wizard of Oz (1939) (in a rare alternate take of "Over the Rainbow"), Babes in Arms (1939), and Ziegfeld Girl (1941). See more »

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John Thornway: There's a lily mars in every town and they're all alike: so full of hope and so hopeless.
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Crazy Credits

Under the single "The End" title, Davey Mars is seen to steal one more doorknob for his collection. See more »


Soundtracks

Three O'Clock in the Morning
(1921) (uncredited)
Music by Julián Robledo
Lyrics by Dolly Morse
Sung and Danced by Judy Garland, Charles Walters and chorus in the finale
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WONDERFUL!
30 December 2000 | by (Somerset, England) – See all my reviews

This was one of the Judy films that I've been wanting to see for a long time, as it does not appear to be avalible on video in the UK, So I got it from the USA, and luckily my televideo can play NTSC tapes!

This is one of my fave Joots movies. She plays a stronger character then in any of her early MGM movies. -For once she isn't running after a man she cannot have, and is not feeling unattractive compared to a more glamourous star. (poor Judy who had a low self esteem was often put in these roles) She plays Lily Mars, a strong willed, ambitious and stubbon young lady who is determined to be noticed by a big Broadway producer, and will do it by any means. Judy really shows her comic talents in this movie, and looks lovely.


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