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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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When Vincente Minnelli empties the Q-tip jar while looking for pills in Judy's dressing room, a bar code sticker is clearly visible on the bottom of the jar. See more »

Quotes

Judy Garland: [on the phone] Yes I've heard how difficult it is to work with Judy Garland. Do you know how difficult it is to BE Judy Garland? I've been trying to be Judy Garland all my life!
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References Bonanza (1959) See more »

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San Francisco
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Music by Bronislau Kaper and Walter Jurmann
Lyrics by Gus Kahn
Performed by Judy Garland
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A Brilliant Performance
22 August 2006 | by (California) – See all my reviews

I never thought I would be watching a 170 minute biog on Judy Garland. I doubt that I would have watched a TV biog on Judy Garland at 90 minutes! I figure there was only one Garland and any TV biog attempt would result in a cheap imitation for pure sensationalism. Glad to report that I was wrong. It's all thanks to Judy Davis' mesmerizing performance as the legendary Garland. Once on the screen, Davis left no doubt that she WAS Judy Garland and her performance never looked back from there. Miss Davis seemed to get inside Garland's skin and capture not only mannerisms an physical movements, but the spirit of this troubled legend. A brilliant performance, well supported by a fine cast, good writing (based on the book by daughter Lorna Luft) and excellent production values. Impressive also was Tammy Blanchard as the young Judy Garland. Well worth the time!


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