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Rainbow (1978)

TV Movie  |   |  Biography, Drama, Music  |  6 November 1978 (USA)
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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her... See full summary »

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Frank Gumm
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Roger Edens
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Ida Koverman
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Bill Gilmore
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Jinnie Gumm
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Ethel Gumm
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Philip Sterling ...
Arthur Freed
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Laura Gilmore (as Peggy Walton)
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Jackie Cooper
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The early life and struggles of Judy Garland (portrayed by Andrea McArdle), and of the film star's trials as a youngster in dealing with the Movie Studio system that held her back while her mother was forever pushing her to excel. Written by BOB STEBBINS <stebinsbob@aol.com>

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6 November 1978 (USA)  »

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Rainbow: The Judy Garland Story - The Early Years  »

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In the recording session scene for Judy Garland, the part of the conductor is played by the film's actual composer-conductor, Emmy winning Charles Fox. See more »

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What a treat! At 10 playing the part of a 10!
14 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

On a scale of 1 to 10, Andrea McArdle has to be rated a ten if only for the strength, clarity and beauty of her singing abilities. Add to that the fact that the girl can actually act. To see her in any movie would be a treat. To see her in a movie depicting Judy Garland, another showbiz "10" with a voice that overwhelms, is an unbelievable delight. "Rainbow" tells the story of the emotional triangle that proved to be a trap for Judy Garland. Wanting to please her parents, wanting to "make it big" in show business, and always longing to be a normal girl proved to be a conflict too large to overcome. The movie is bittersweet in that it shows the drive the mother infuses into young Judy Garland, the special relationship between Judy and her father, and the unbelievable talent inside this child, all the while reminding us that each of these facets took a toll on Judy Garland and eventually shaped her life both in positive ways and in ways that were painful.

A good movie. I really wish it would be released on DVD. It definitely would be a worthwhile addition to any collection.


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