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Writer:
William Fairchild (written by)
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Release Date:
22 October 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The Love Affair of the Century - Between a Woman, and the World! See more »
Plot:
Film based on life of actress Gertrude Lawrence, on- and offstage, takes the opportunity to feature extravagant... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 7 Oscars. Another 1 win & 4 nominations See more »
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(2 articles)
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Director Robert Wise Dies at 91
 (From IMDb News. 15 September 2005)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Andrews ... Gertrude Lawrence

Richard Crenna ... Richard Aldrich, Producer
Michael Craig ... Sir Anthony Spencer
Daniel Massey ... Noel Coward

Robert Reed ... Charles Fraser
Bruce Forsyth ... Arthur Lawrence
Beryl Reid ... Rose
John Collin ... Jack Roper

Alan Oppenheimer ... Andre Charlot, Producer
Richard Karlan ... David Holtzmann, Gertrude's Attorney
Lynley Laurence ... Billie Carleton
Garrett Lewis ... Jack Buchanan
Anthony Eisley ... Ben Mitchell
Jock Livingston ... Alexander Woollcott

J. Pat O'Malley ... Dan
Harvey Jason ... Bert
Mathilda Calnan ... Dorothy (as Matilda Calnan)
Peter Church ... Narrator
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ian Abercrombie ... Cockney Singer in Brixton Music Hall (uncredited)

Jenny Agutter ... Pamela Roper (uncredited)
Richard Angarola ... Cesare (uncredited)

Conrad Bain ... Second Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)
John Barrett ... Bearded Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Ballard Berkeley ... (uncredited)
Eric Brotherson ... George - Policeman in Sidecar (uncredited)
Ron Charles ... Boatman (uncredited)
Cathleen Cordell ... Fashion Show Vendeuse (uncredited)
Don Crichton ... Gertrude's 'Limehouse Blues' Dance Partner (uncredited)

Linda Dano ... Charles' Wife (uncredited)
Roger Delgado ... French Diplomat (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Audience Patron (uncredited)

Bernard Fox ... Assistant to Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Jan Gernat ... Ron James, Stage Manager (uncredited)
Ray Girardin ... Young Reporter at "Tonight at 8.30" (uncredited)
Shelah Hackett ... Dancer (uncredited)
Ann Hubbell ... Beryl, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Robin Hughes ... Third Hyde Park Speaker (uncredited)
Pamela Kosh ... Woman on the Bus Going to Maidenhead (uncredited)
Jeanette Landis ... Eph, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)

Anna Lee ... Hostess (uncredited)

Tony Lo Bianco ... New York Reporter (uncredited)
Damian London ... Jerry Paul (uncredited)
Lester Mack ... (uncredited)
Murray Matheson ... Bankruptcy Judge (uncredited)
Lester Matthews ... Lord Chamberlain (uncredited)
Clive Morton ... Army Officer Outside Window (uncredited)
Ellen Plasschaert ... Moo, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Dinah Anne Rogers ... Molly, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)
Barbara Sandland ... Mavis, a Daffodil Girl (uncredited)

Roy Scheider ... (uncredited)
Mildred Shay ... Hostess' Friend (uncredited)
Elizabeth St. Clair ... Jeannie Banks (uncredited)
Grady Sutton ... First Salesman at Cartier's (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Wise 
 
Writing credits
William Fairchild (written by)

Produced by
Saul Chaplin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Laszlo (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
William Reynolds 
 
Production Design by
Boris Leven 
 
Set Decoration by
Howard Bristol 
Walter M. Scott 
 
Costume Design by
Donald Brooks 
 
Makeup Department
William Buell .... makeup artist
Hal Saunders .... hair stylist: Ms. Andrews
William Turner .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Saul Wurtzel .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director
Nicolas Hippisley-Coxe .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Richard Jenkins .... second assistant director (uncredited)
David Tringham .... first assistant director: UK (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Murray Spivack .... sound
Douglas O. Williams .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Gerald Endler .... mechanical effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Paula Dell .... stunts (uncredited)
Russell Saunders .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Keith Blake .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Ron Pearce .... gaffer (uncredited)
Donald C. Rogers .... photographer: second unit (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Adele Balkan .... wardrober
Ed Wynigear .... wardrober
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lennie Hayton .... conductor
Lennie Hayton .... music arranger
Michael Kidd .... dances and musical numbers staged by
Robert Tracy .... music editor
Jay Thompson .... composer: dance music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Shelah Hackett .... dance assistant
Maurice Zuberano .... production associate
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Loves of a Star!" - USA (promotional title)
"Those Were the Happy Times" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
176 min | UK:218 min | USA:120 min (edited version)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track | Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Denmark:15 (DVD) | Finland:S | Sweden:Btl | UK:U (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (2005) | USA:G
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Julie Andrews' wardrobe (designed by Donald Brooks) set a record for the largest number of costume changes for an actress in one film - 125 costume changes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the number "Burlington Bertie" the banana skin thrown onstage by Gertie disappears.See more »
Quotes:
Noel Coward:You can't decide what you want until you decide who you are.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Projectionist (1971)See more »
Soundtrack:
My ShipSee more »

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17 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
phenomenal!, 28 March 2003
Author: emisue02

I tell all my friends I own one of the biggest flops in movie history but it is also one of my favorite movies of all time, and they look at me like I'm nuts. Well, the people of the late 60s who didn't see this movie and therefore made it flop are the ones who are nuts. Star! is an absolutely wonderful movie. It's so big and bright and loud and irreverant and stimulating that I can't help but watch it over and over again. I don't care if I'm not getting an accurate picture of Gertrude Lawrence-I'm getting my favorite actress doing what she does like no one else can (singing, dancing, and giving a wondeful performance). The costumes are awesome, the musical numbers are supurb (especially "Saga of Jenny"-where else do you see Julie doing gymnastics?), and Julie is never more in her element. The frivolity of this movie will stick with you for days, long after the songs finally get out of your head. Congrats to Julie for doing so well in this, and I'm sorry it's taken over thirty years for people to recognize a cinematic gem when they see one.

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