A simple, small town man inherits a massive fortune, making him the target for scammers and publicity-seekers. Overwhelmed by the turn his life has taken, and awoken to another use for his new-found fortune, he makes a momentous decision.
The Justice of the Peace pronounces the county name of Los Angeles as "Anjeliss," as is common nowadays. In the 1930s, English-speaking locals preferred to say it as "Angle-iss", a bit closer to the Spanish sound. To say "Anjeliss" (or "Anjeleez" as was also common) was to be marked as an outsider, until the immigration waves of the 1950s and '60s caused "Anjeliss" to win out over the other forms. See more »
California, Here I Come
Music by Joseph Meyer
(variations in the score as Esther arrives in Hollywood) See more »
this is the first version of this movie made,and the only version i have seen so far.i liked it.i thought it was touching and ironic,and also tragic.it basically tells what the movie business can do to you,and the sacrifices that are made.it also shows how disposable the industry and the people in it are.as long as you are the flavour of the week,everything seems fine.but when you're no longer useful,reality hits and things can come crashing down.that's what basically happens in this story.it's an indictment(ironically)of the movie industry,however subtle.regardless,i thought it was well done.the acting by the tow leads,Janet Gaynor,and Frederic March,as well as the supporting performances,are terrific.i also thought the writing was very good,and the movie flows very well.for me,A Star is Born gets an 8/10
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