Item Details

A Star Is Born

Warner Bros. Pictures ; screen play by Moss Hart ; director of photography, Sam Leavitt ; a Transcona Enterprises production ; produced by Sidney Luft ; directed by George Cukor
Format
Video; DVD; Online
Summary
Drunken waning movie star Norman Maine meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he literally stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops which blossoms into romance but tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's plummets.
Director
George Cukor
Performers
Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford, Tom Noonan, Lucy Marlow, Amanda Blake, Irving Bacon, Hazel Shermet.
Release Date
1954
Run Time
176 min.
Language
In English with optional English or French subtitles; closed-captioned
Notes
  • Based on the Dorothy Parker, Alan Campbell, Robert Carson screen play from a story by William A. Wellman and Robert Carson.
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1954.
  • Also issued as part of the Judy Garland, the signature collection.
  • Special features: Cast & crew biographies; Judy Garland outtakes ("The man that got away", "When my sugar walks down the street"); Documentary footage (Hollywood premiere newsreel, Pantages premiere TV special, Cocoanut Grove premiere party); Theatrical trailers of the 1837, 1954, and 1976 versions of the film; 1954 Warner Bros. exhibitors reel; Audio outtakes (Oliver on the phone with the director discussing Norman; Norman and Esther on the roof of the Hotel Lancaster).
Uniform Title
Star Is Born (Motion Picture : 1954)
Related Title
Judy Garland, the signature collection.
Awards Note
Golden Globes 1954: Best actress, Judy Garland; Best actor, James Mason.
Edition
Widescreen version
Contents
  • Side A. Feature film
  • Side B. Special features.
ISBN
0790743450, 9780790743455, 0790794667, 9780790794662, 9780790742434, 0790742438
Credits
Art director, Malcolm Bert ; film editor, Folmar Blangsted ; sound by Charles B. Lang, David Forrest ; set decorator, George James Hopkins ; special effects by H.F. Koenekamp ; vocal arrangements by Jack Cathcart ; orchestrations by Skip Martin ; song "Born in a trunk" music and lyrics by Leonard Gershe ; art direction and costumes for "Born in a trunk" by Irene Sharaff ; production design by Gene Allen ; costumes designed by Jean Louis, Mary Ann Nyberg ; music by Harold Arlen ; lyrics by Ira Gershwin ; dances created and staged by Richard Barstow ; musical direction by Ray Heindorf.
Published
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, ©1999.
Publisher no.
  • 17588 Warner Home Video
  • 34983 Warner Home Video (set)
Description
1 videodisc (176 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen letterbox presentation enhanced for widescreen TVs; Dolby digital 5.1 surround.
Technical Details
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