A Star Is Born Poster

Release Date: 1937

DVD Release Date: January 20th, 1998

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
When a young actress (Janet Gaynor) arrives in Hollywood with hopes of stardom, a chance encounter places her under the wing of older actor Norman Maine (Fredric March). Adopting the stage name Vicki Lester, she co-stars with Norman in a major motion picture, but his success is clearly fading even as her career begins. After the couple wed, Vicki's fame continues to grow, but Norman descends into alcoholism, and she must decide between pursuing her dream and caring for him.

Cast: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Franklin Pangborn, Owen Moore

Director: William A. Wellman

Genres: Drama

Production Co: United Artists, Selznick International

Keywords: Engaging, Quest, Sacrifice, Emotional, 1930s, Love, Touching


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