A STAR IS BORN

A STAR IS BORN

The rise of a small-time singer (Judy Garland) to Hollywood stardom is paralleled by the decline of her mentor and then husband, played by James Mason. Beneath Hollywood-on-Hollywood myth-making, this finely honed melodrama, contained within a glittering musical, achieves a rare depth of emotion and sense of truthfulness in the lead performances under Cukor's direction.  Rich stylistic deployment of CinemaScope in key scenes enhances the whole affair. (BH)

A STAR IS BORN

  • Director: George Cukor
  • Year: 1954
  • Run Time: 168 mins
  • Country: USA
  • Rating: G