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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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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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It was reported in newspapers that Peggy Ann Garner was given the role of the studio teacher in this film but she is not to be seen. There is no scene in the finished film that involved a studio teacher. See more »

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Little Girl - BIG Voice
17 August 2005 | by (Klamath Rez - USA) – See all my reviews

Of course, in a made for TV movie, you aren't looking for the professionalism of the genre, but rather at the entertainment value. Well, this is one movie that delivers the entertainment by way of Andrea McArdle. She is a powerhouse and made such an impression on me with her voice as a young girl that I can still recall the lyrics to all of the Judy Garland songs she sang in this film.

The relationship portrayed with her father is a touching one and you get a sense of how this little girl was transformed into the media powerhouse that was ultimately her undoing. A must see movie - if it can ever be found released.


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