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Live variety show with TV favorite Jackie Gleason.

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Director: George Cukor
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Biography | Musical
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Biography of songwriter, Broadway pioneer, Jerome Kern. Unable to find immediate success in the USA, Kern sought recognition abroad. He journeyed to England where his dreams of success became real and where he met his future wife Eva.

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Two vaudeville performers fall in love, but find their relationship tested by the arrival of WWI.

Director: Busby Berkeley
Stars: Judy Garland, George Murphy, Gene Kelly
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Director: George B. Seitz
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Adventure | Comedy | Musical
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A girl is engaged to the local richman, but meanwhile she has dreams about the legendary pirate Macoco. A traveling singer falls in love with her and to impress her he poses as the pirate.

Director: Vincente Minnelli
Stars: Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak
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Director: Ronald Neame
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Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Fay Bainter
Girl Crazy (1943)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
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Directors: Norman Taurog, Busby Berkeley
Stars: Mickey Rooney, Judy Garland, Gil Stratton
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Although the reviews for "The Judy Garland Show" were good, and she was on her best professional behavior throughout, the show was beaten in the ratings, virtually every week, by Bonanza (1959) on rival network NBC. This, coupled with the fact that then-CBS President James Aubrey intensely disliked Garland, and didn't bother to hide it, ultimately doomed the show to a one-season run. Its failure is thought, by some, to be one of the major contributing factors to Garland's final tormented years and subsequent early death. See more »

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Judy Garland: [to Jane Powell - after she comments on being a mother] Since you replaced me in "Royal Wedding," we've had millions of children.
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Featured in CBS at 75 (2003) See more »

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Intimate, Powerful, Fragile, and Emotional.
3 February 2006 | by See all my reviews

Unquestionably, Judy Garland was a uniquely talented performer. Much of her great talent as a singer is seen in this series, one that would undoubtedly have lasted longer if not for the fierce competition from NBC's Bonanza (in color) and the negative opinion by CBS head James Aubrey (who would certainly have supported the program if the ratings had been there). As a child, I would leave my parents to Bonanza on the color TV in the living room, while I would go down to our basement and watch Judy Garland on the old black and white, fascinated by her wonderful singing ability. Though many people criticize Judy Garland for her consistent drug and alcohol abuse, it's important to realize that it was a different world. One that largely ignored addictions, mental and emotional failings, in hopes that they would go away. But people didn't want Judy Garland to go away. Her series was like a lingering closeup of a super-talent. Intimate, powerful, fragile, and emotional. She is clearly demonstrative of the delicate nature of actors and singers who are so often misunderstood by producers, and a system that capitalizes on the spectacular energy of a singularly unequaled performer like Judy Garland. This show, in spite of its producers' and CBS executives' usual inability to understand Judy herself, is a remarkable jewel in TV history.


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