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Sid & Judy (2019)

Revealing new look at Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Count Basie ... Himself (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)
Rob Dodd ... (voice)
Judy Garland ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Mary Jane Gumm ... Herself (archive footage)
Virginia Gumm ... Herself (archive footage)
Jon Hamm ... Sid Luft (voice)
Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage)
George Jessel ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Jewison ... Himself (voice)
Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Judy Garland (voice)
Joey Luft Joey Luft ... Himself (archive footage)
Lorna Luft ... Herself (archive footage)
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A revealing new look at legendary entertainer Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words. What emerges is a complex portrait of a woman whose vulnerabilities were exploited by an industry she helped to build but whose resilience and extraordinary talent made her the quintessential icon. Written by SHOWTIME

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sid & Judy See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Passion Pictures See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Not credited in this film is songwriter/composer Burton Lane. In 1933, Burton Lane had his first opportunity for writing film music, and with collaborator, Harold Adamson, came up with the memorable song, "Everything I Have Is Yours," for MGM's "Dancing Lady," with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford. The following year, what history would show as a momentous event in Lane's career came when he discovered an 11-year-old, Frances Gumm. He brought the girl to MGM executives and he played for her audition. She was signed almost immediately and was soon using her new name, Judy Garland. See more »

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We are told that "Judy at Carnegie Hall" won 5 Grammy Awards. It actually won 4 Grammys: Album of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Best Engineered Album, and Best Album Cover. See more »

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In Their Own Words...and then some
20 October 2019 | by elena-paperny99See all my reviews

This is an alternately heartbreaking and fascinating account of the life and times of the immensely gifted Judy Garland - in her own words, on tapes destined to be made into a book which were all but forgotten until recently. And also portrayed by actress, Jennifer Jason Leigh in voiceovers, who for some odd reason affects an awful mid-Atlantic accent - what?! Did she think she was still portraying Dorothy Parker? To agree with another reviewer, it's the only downside to the documentary. At first I thought it was Bobby Cannevale as Sid Luft, but Jon Hamm acquits himself exceptionally. Well-researched with archival footage and interviews.


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