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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  20 March 1944 (Sweden)
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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
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 ...
Themselves
Bob Crosby Orchestra ...
Themselves (as Bob Crosby and His 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)  »

Also Known As:

Bemutatjuk Lily Mars-t  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Garland filmed her performance in the ensemble musical Thousands Cheer (1943) during a break in shooting this movie. 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

Kulebiaka (Russian Rhapsody)
(1943) (uncredited)
Written by Paul Francis Webster and Walter Jurmann
Sung by Judy Garland
Reprised by Mártha Eggerth
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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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