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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

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

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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)
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Davey
Ray McDonald ...
Charlie Potter
Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra ...
Tommy Dorsey Orchestra
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
Bob Crosby Orchestra
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Storyline

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

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 »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Judy Garland (1962) See more »

Soundtracks

Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son
(1943) (uncredited)
Music by Burton Lane
Lyrics by E.Y. Harburg
Played during the opening credits and as background music
Sung by Judy Garland
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Not great; but a pleasant surprise
14 January 2002 | by (Joliet, IL) – See all my reviews

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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