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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 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
Leonid Kinskey ...
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 »

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

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Where There's Music
(1943) (uncredited)
Music and Lyrics by Roger Edens
Sung by Judy Garland and chorus in the finale
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Garland Swings!

One of those Garland flicks that never comes up in a list of her good films,which is surprising considering how much fun it is.She plays an ambitious girl determined to make it to Broadway,and chases producer Van Heflin to do it.He's a local guy in her hometown.For a change,Garland is filled out and quite lovely.She's not the emaciated stick she had been in her previous roles.Also,she's not crying because the boy next door won't have her or singing a plaintive love song dealing with rejection! Garland had a fine comedy flair that was seldom exploited in her films.She interplays well with the cast,especially her siblings and Spring Byington as her mom.The music is good but the finale is just a bit out of place.Supposedly,the big brass thought she needed a big finish to show Lily was a big star after all. Wonder what ever happened to the original number, "Paging Mr. Greenback?"


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