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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
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Actor Gill Stratton commented "MGM killed her, absolutely. All of us at 'Girl Crazy' (1943) were on layoff for a month - on full salary - while she was doing retakes on 'Presenting Lily Mars' (1943). Two pictures at once. And that wasn't the only time they did that to her." See more »
There's a lily mars in every town and they're all alike: so full of hope and so hopeless.
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Under the single "The End" title, Davey Mars is seen to steal one more doorknob for his collection. See more »
almost every review of this movie I'd seen was pretty bad. It's not pretty bad, it's actually pretty good, though not great. The Judy Garland character could have gotten annoying, but she didn't allow it to. Somewhere along the line, i've become a fan of brooding, overbearing, overacting Van Heflin, at least in the early 40's. Judy's singing is great, but the film missed a great chance by not showing more of their relationship. I gave it a 7.
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