A Star Is Born

Synopsis: Norman Maine, a movie star whose career is on the wane, meets showgirl Esther Blodgett when he drunkenly stumbles into her act one night. A friendship develops, then blossoms into romance before tensions increase as Esther's career takes off while Norman's continues to plummet.
Director(s): George Cukor
Production: Warner Bros. Pictures
  Nominated for 6 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 5 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
154 min

This is a great night in Hollywood,

ladies and gentlemen.

I might even say a fabulous

Hollywood night.

This is the Shrine Auditorium's

great evening...

... for the Motion Picture Relief Fund,

the benefit show called...

...Night of the Stars", for Hollywood's own."

Motion picture stars

never forget their own.

And tonight, all the proceeds will go

to the Motion Picture Relief Fund.

Wait a minute, folks.

I think I see... Yes, it is, it is.

Oliver Niles' car is just driving up.

And waving to her fans is Lola Lavery.

Oliver Niles, the famous producer.

Ladies and gentlemen,

may I present lovely Lola Lavery.

Thank you, George, sweetie.

It's so divine being here tonight.

And I know you are looking forward

to seeing your favorite star and mine.

And, of course, you know,

Norman Maine is the great attraction...

... here at the Shrine Auditorium tonight.

And, of course...

... wherever Norman Maine goes,

lovely little Lola is sure to be there.

Joan, doesn't she look beautiful tonight?

Darling, how are you? Isn't she adorable?

You're looking divine.

What are you wearing tonight?

She's wearing a black sheath.

Isn't it divine? And a white fox.

And the diamonds in the hair.

Did you ever... It's adorable!

We've just had the pleasure of having

lovely Lola Lavery at our microphones.

Did you ever see anyone so sweet,

so unspoiled and down-to-earth?

She's a darling girl.

- Hello, Lola.

- Libby, darling.

Norman's not here.

Didn't you call for him at his house?

He wasn't there. I've been all over town,

the usual places. Not a sign of him.

Libby, Normie loves being late.

He's always late with me.

You're not exactly a public performance,

my dear.

- You know where I'm sitting.

- I'll check backstage again.

- He's here.

- Good.

He's drunk!

- How bad?

- Very. What do you want me to do?

Keep him off. Don't let him go on, Libby.

- Is anything wrong? Is Normie all right?

- He's all right.

Norman Maine.

Where are you going, Norman?

A horse!

A horse! My kingdom for a horse.

Get him off the stage!

What are we gonna do?

- What's the act that follows Maine?

- The Glenn Williams Orchestra.

- They're here?

- Yes.

- Are they ready?

- Yes.

On the stand, we're on next.

Will you help rush them up, please?

In your places, we're on next. Snap it up.

Who didn't show?

- Regular opening, verse and chorus?

- Yeah, that's right.

Get a load of Norman Maine, will you?


Mr. Maine is feeling no pain.

How I hate benefits!

Better make it snappy, Esther.

Neil, is all the music out?

Hi, Norman.

Hello, Matt, old boy.

We seem to have missed each other.

- Been searching for me?

- That's all right. I knew you'd turn up.

Touching, your faith in me, Matt.


Mr. Libby looks after me like a fond mother

with a good sense of...

...double-entry bookkeeping.

Mr. Libby, I should explain, is in charge...

...of the public relations at the studio.

How is the AP and the UP...

Norman, I got some of the boys...

How many lies did you tell

the public today?

A couple of hundred.

I need you for an interview and pictures.

I don't need any more pictures

or any more interviews.

The public loves me.

Sure they do. But just a few.

I promised the boys.

Take your hands off me!

And don't make any promises for me.

I will break them. A horse!

My kingdom for a horse!

- I'll tell you what.

- What?

I'm thirsty. I need a drink before I go on.

Get me a drink, I'll let you take a picture.

- That's a deal.

- Two drinks, two pictures.

Three drinks, three pictures.

Three pictures.

You're not a bad fellow, Libby.

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Moss Hart

Moss Hart (October 24, 1904 – December 20, 1961) was an American playwright and theatre director. more…

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