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Life with Judy Garland: Me and My Shadows (2001)

TV Movie  -   -  Biography | Drama | Music  -  25 February 2001 (USA)
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The Judy Garland story from the 1930s until her death.

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The movie starts off at the beginning of Judy Garland's life singing when she was two years old. It jumps to when she was 12 and was signed by MGM and later when her father dies. The movie tells about her early struggles with MGM and with the addiction to barbiturates. It then jumps to the marriage to Vincette Minelli and the struggles with that, and leads into the rest of the movie and her marriages to Sid Luft, Mark Herron, and Mickey Deans and ends when she dies in 1969 Written by CR

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Dorothy found the end of the rainbow. Judy spent her life looking for it.

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After Judy loses the Oscar to Grace Kelly, a comment is made along the lines that "this is worst robbery since Brinks". This refers to the robbery of the Brinks Bank in Boston (January 1950) where a gang of eleven men stole around $2.8 million. See more »

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Fake issue of Variety with news stories on back cover. Real issues of that publication always have ads on back cover. See more »

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Young Judy Garland: Do you think I'm pretty, Mr Edens?
Roger Edens: Pretty doesn't come from the outside, Sugar. It comes from right here...
[points at Judy's chest]
Roger Edens: ...and what you've got in there is beautiful. You're Frances Gumm.
Young Judy Garland: I'm not Frances Gumm, I'm Judy Garland!
Roger Edens: Well, when you sing, I wanna hear Frances Gumm, that's who Judy Garland really is... and Frances Gumm has one of the best voices I've ever heard.
Young Judy Garland: I get so scared sometimes, Mr Edens. I don't know where that voice comes from.
Roger Edens: It's a gift.
Young Judy Garland: But...
[whispers]
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References The Country Girl (1954) See more »

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Me and My Shadow
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Music by Dave Dreyer
Lyrics by Billy Rose and Al Jolson
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She overcame the Wicked Witch only to be destroyed by demons
11 January 2002 | by (Palmerston North, New Zealand) – See all my reviews

Lorna Luft wrote and produced this epic tale of her mother Judy Garland's often-tragic life in the spotlight.

Frances Gumm starts her life out becoming an actress and singer. She changes her name to Judy Garland and signs a contract with MGM studios who promise her a big break.

That break comes in the form of Dorothy Gale in The Wizard Of Oz. But fame comes at a price. Addictions to drugs and alcohol plus failed marriages and piles of debt leave Judy sprialling out of control.

It's the touching true story of Judy Garland. From her humble beginnings to her dramatic end, this is quite simply, brilliant.

Tammy Blanchard, who plays the younger Judy Garland is so much like her, it's not even funny - and her acting is fantastic, also. 9/1O


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