A Star Is Born (1937)

imdb rating7.3Rotten Tomatoes rating100%Metacritic rating77%
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 her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

Director

William A. Wellman

Cast

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
Jane Barnes - Waitress #1 (uncredited)
Clara Blandick - Aunt Mattie (uncredited)
Wade Boteler - Santa Anita Cop (uncredited)
Sidney Bracey - Burke's Butler (uncredited)
Harry C. Bradley - Niles' Assistant (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty - Cuddles (uncredited)
Francis Ford - William Gregory (uncredited)
Joe Gray - Garcia (uncredited)
Jonathan Hale - Judge George J. Parris (uncredited)
Chuck Hamilton - Cop Outside Courtroom (uncredited)
Edward Hearn - Sanitarium Attendant (uncredited)
I. Stanford Jolley - Boxing Ringside Spectator (uncredited)
Carole Landis - Girl in Beret at Santa Anita Bar (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin - José Rodriguez (uncredited)
Edwin Maxwell - Vocal Coach (uncredited)
Marshall Neilan - Bert (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor - Santa Anita Clubhouse Bartender (uncredited)
Dennis O'Keefe - Burke's Party Guest (uncredited)
Franklin Pangborn - Billy Moon (uncredited)
Jed Prouty - Artie Carver (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts - Ray (uncredited)
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones - Black Witness (uncredited)
Clarence Wilson - Justice of the Peace (uncredited)
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