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A Star Is Born ()


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A young woman comes to Hollywood with dreams of stardom, but achieves them only with the help of an alcoholic leading man whose best days are behind him.

Awards:
  • Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations.
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Esther Victoria Blodgett - aka Vicki Lester
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Norman Maine
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Oliver Niles
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Grandmother Lettie Blodgett
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Danny McGuire
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Matt Libby
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Casey Burke - Director
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Miss Phillips - Central Casting Clerk
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Anita Regis
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Pop Randall - Landlord
J.C. Nugent ...
Mr. Blodgett
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Posture Coach (as Guinn Williams)
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Woman at Preview (uncredited)
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Niles' Assistant (uncredited)
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Station Agent (uncredited)
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Waitress #1 (uncredited)
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Otto (uncredited)
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Aunt Mattie (uncredited)
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Santa Anita Cop (uncredited)
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Burke's Butler (uncredited)
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Niles' Assistant (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Blanche Bush ...
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Buddy Byron ...
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Woman at Preview (uncredited)
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Deliveryman (uncredited)
Billy Coe ...
Bartender (uncredited)
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Film Crewman with Spray Gun (uncredited)
Dora Early ...
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Burke's Bartender (uncredited)
Rex Evans ...
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Cuddles (uncredited)
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William Gregory (uncredited)
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Mabel (uncredited)
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Garcia (uncredited)
Harrison Greene ...
Chubby Previewer (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ...
Cameraman (uncredited)
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Judge George J. Parris (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ...
Court Clerk (uncredited)
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Cop Outside Courtroom (uncredited)
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Wardrobe Woman (uncredited)
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Woman in Funeral Mob (uncredited)
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Sanitarium Attendant (uncredited)
Leon Holmes ...
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Bailiff (uncredited)
Janice Hood ...
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Milton Rails (uncredited)
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Judd Baker (uncredited)
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Assistant Makeup Artist (uncredited)
Mary Jane Irving ...
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Boxing Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
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(uncredited)
Eddie Kane ...
Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
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Preview Reporter (uncredited)
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John (uncredited)
Elaine Koehler ...
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Girl in Beret at Santa Anita Bar (uncredited)
Myra Marsh ...
John's Assistant (uncredited)
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José Rodriguez (uncredited)
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Vocal Coach (uncredited)
Buddy Messinger ...
Boy Delivering Fan Mail (uncredited)
Willy Morris ...
Niles' Secretary (uncredited)
Ferdinand Munier ...
Burke's Waiter (uncredited)
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Bert (uncredited)
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Sam (uncredited)
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Santa Anita Clubhouse Bartender (uncredited)
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Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
Ted Oliver ...
Santa Anita Cop #2 (uncredited)
Renee Orsell ...
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Billy Moon (uncredited)
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Boxer (uncredited)
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Otto (uncredited)
Bob Perry ...
Boxing Referee (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ...
Bailiff #1 (uncredited)
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Artie Carver (uncredited)
Sally Raynor ...
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Ray (uncredited)
Adrian Rosley ...
Makeup Artist (uncredited)
Kathryn Sheldon ...
Funeral Spectator (uncredited)
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Academy Award Presenter (uncredited)
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A.W. Sweatt ...
Aleck Blodgett (uncredited)
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Marion (uncredited)
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Black Witness (uncredited)
Tommy Tucker ...
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Leonard Walker ...
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
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Grauman's Chinese Theater Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Charles Williams ...
Hanley (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson ...
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)

Directed by

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William A. Wellman
Jack Conway ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Dorothy Parker ... (screen play) &
Alan Campbell ... (screen play) &
Robert Carson ... (screen play)
 
William A. Wellman ... (from a story by) and
Robert Carson ... (from a story by)
 
David O. Selznick ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Ben Hecht ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Ring Lardner Jr. ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
John Lee Mahin ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Budd Schulberg ... (contributing writer) (uncredited)
 
Adela Rogers St. Johns ... () (uncredited)

Produced by

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David O. Selznick ... producer

Music by

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Max Steiner

Cinematography by

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W. Howard Greene ... (photography)

Film Editing by

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James E. Newcom ... film editor
Anson Stevenson ... (uncredited)

Editorial Department

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Hal C. Kern ... supervising film editor
Val Lewton ... editing assistant: David O. Selznick (uncredited)

Casting By

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Charles Richards ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Lansing C. Holden ... (as Lansing Holden)

Art Direction by

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Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Costume Design by

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Omar Kiam ... (costumes)

Makeup Department

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Elizabeth Arden ... makeup artist: screen and stage (uncredited)
Paul Stanhope ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Eddie Voight ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Ray Flynn ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Eric Stacey ... assistant director

Art Department

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Edward G. Boyle ... associate art director
Harold Fenton ... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Lander ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Oscar Lagerstrom ... recordist (as Oscar Lagestrom)

Special Effects by

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Jack Cosgrove ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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James Potevin ... chief electrician (uncredited)
Cliff Shirpser ... assistant camera: Technicolor (uncredited)
Melbourne Spurr ... publicity photographer (uncredited)
Charles Straumer ... camera operator (uncredited)
Fred Williams ... grip (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Eugene Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Eddie Schmidt ... wardrobe designer: Adolphe Menjou (uncredited) / wardrobe maker: Adolphe Menjou (uncredited)

Location Management

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Mason N. Litson ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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Hugo Friedhofer ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun ... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Other crew

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Natalie Kalmus ... technicolor color supervisor
Russell Birdwell ... press representative (uncredited)
Barbara Keon ... production secretary (uncredited)
Corynn Kiehl ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Keywords
Taglines Fate Raised Her To Fame - and killed the man she loved ! See more »
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Additional Details

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Also Known As
  • Une étoile est née (France)
  • Ein Stern geht auf (Germany)
  • Ha nacido una estrella (Spain)
  • Új csillag született (Hungary)
  • Nace una estrella (Venezuela)
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Runtime
  • 111 min
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Box Office

Budget $1,173,639 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The character of Norman Maine was based on several real actors, including John Barrymore, John Gilbert, and John Bowers, who drowned off Malibu during the film's production. See more »
Goofs In the night court scene, the judge refers to the "commonwealth" but the movie is set in California which isn't one of the states to have commonwealth status. The judge should have referred to the "state" instead. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into What's Cookin' Doc? (1944). See more »
Soundtracks California, Here I Come See more »
Quotes Grandmother Lettie: If you've got one drop of my blood in your veins, you won't let Mattie or any of her kind break your heart, you'll go right out there and break it yourself.
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