A Star Is Born

Is the price of stardom a broken heart?

A Star Is Born (1937)


Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine, is given a test, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamor machine (ruthlessly satirized). She and her idol Norman marry; but his career abruptly dwindles to nothing.

Director: William A. Wellman
Writers: Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson.

Release Date: 1937-04-27
Status: Released
Run time: 111 min / 1:51
Production Company : Selznick International Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



Janet Gaynor
Esther Blodgett aka Vicki Lester
Fredric March
Norman Maine
Adolphe Menjou
Oliver Niles
May Robson
Grandmother Lettie Blodgett
Andy Devine
Daniel 'Danny' McGuire
Lionel Stander
Matt Libby
Owen Moore
Director Casey Burke
Peggy Wood
Central Casting Clerk Miss Phillips
Elizabeth Jenns
Anita Regis
Edgar Kennedy
Pop Randall the Landlord
J.C. Nugent
Mr. Blodgett
Guinn Williams
Posture Coach
Clara Blandick
Aunt Mattie (uncredited)
Franklin Pangborn
Billy Moon (uncredited)
Jed Prouty
Artie Carver (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson
Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale
Judge George J. Parris (uncredited)
Edwin Maxwell
Vocal Coach (uncredited)
Carole Landis
Girl in Beret at Santa Anita Bar (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe
Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Black Witness (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Santa Anita Clubhouse Bartender (uncredited)
Wade Boteler
Santa Anita Cop (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey
Burke's Butler (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
Cuddles (uncredited)
Francis Ford
William Gregory (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin
José Rodriguez (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts
Ray (uncredited)
Joe Gray
Garcia (uncredited)
Marshall Neilan
Bert (uncredited)
Jane Barnes
Waitress #1 (uncredited)
Edward Hearn
Sanitarium Attendant (uncredited)
I. Stanford Jolley
Boxing Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley
Niles' Assistant (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton
Cop Outside Courtroom


Directing William A. Wellman Director
Production David O. Selznick Producer
Camera W. Howard Greene Director of Photography
Writing Dorothy Parker Screenplay
Writing Alan Campbell Screenplay
Writing Robert Carson Screenplay
Writing William A. Wellman Story
Writing Robert Carson Story
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Editing James E. Newcom Editor
Editing Anson Stevenson Editor
Writing Ben Hecht Writer
Writing David O. Selznick Writer
Production Charles Richards Casting
Art Lansing C. Holden Production Design
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Designer
Costume & Make-Up Omar Kiam Costume Design
Editing Hal C. Kern Supervising Film Editor
Crew Val Lewton Editorial Staff

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