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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 Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words.

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Stephen Kijak
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Credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Self (archive footage)
Count Basie ... Self (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Self (archive footage)
Rob Dodd Rob Dodd ... (voice)
Judy Garland ... Self (voice) (archive footage)
Mary Jane Gumm ... Self (archive footage)
Virginia Gumm ... Self (archive footage)
Jon Hamm ... Sid Luft (voice)
Lena Horne ... Self (archive footage)
George Jessel ... Self (archive footage)
Norman Jewison ... Self (voice)
Gene Kelly ... Self (archive footage)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Judy Garland (voice)
Joey Luft Joey Luft ... Self (archive footage)
Lorna Luft ... Self (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 Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words.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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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 »

Connections

Features In the Good Old Summertime (1949) See more »

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The Incomparable Judy Garland. Oh and Sid Luft.
31 January 2020 | by canarygirlSee all my reviews

The title of this documentary grated on me, with Luft taking first billing, but I stuck with it as a huge fan of Judy. What can't be disputed is Luft, in a way, did reignite Judy's career. She received her first Oscar nomination, and played to millions live. However, Judy was born with a God given talent ,which even when she duets with Barbra Streisand, who went on to star in an inferior version of A Star is Born, it is Judy you are drawn to. What I learned was how funny Judy was. When she describes the media frenzy when she is nominated for Star at her hospital bedside it is genuinely hilarious! I also learned Luft was a two faced chancer who promised to look after and not hurt Judy, but like most in her life, milked her for funds and kept her on pills to perform. Judy couldn't respond to how Luft rewrote her history but it is she who will be remembered forever. Watch this for Judy and take Luft with a giant pinch of salt. Best thing about him is he was voiced well by Jon Hamm.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Passion Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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