Presenting Lily Mars

Presenting Lily Mars

Director: Norman Taurog Cast: Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter

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A Booth Tarkington novel was the source for the so-so Judy Garland musical Presenting Lily Mars. Garland plays the title character, a small-town girl with big-city ambitions. She heads to Broadway hoping for stardom, but after a series of disappointments the best she can manage is an understudy job. That's right, folks: the star walks out on opening night, Lily goes on in her place, and the audience boos and throws rotten tomatoes (just kidding: Lily's a sensation, of course). Van Heflin costars as a young producer who falls in love with Lily, but who avoids bestowing upon her instant stardom for fear of being accused of favoritism. Naturally, Judy Garland gets to sing a lot, and whenever she does the picture soars; other musical acts include the orchestras of Bob Crosby and Tommy Dorsey.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/20/2013
UPC: 0883316860137
Original Release: 1943
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 10,272

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Judy Garland Lily Mars
Van Heflin John Thornway
Fay Bainter Mrs. Thornway
Marta Eggerth Isobel Rekay
Spring Byington Mrs. Mars
Richard Carlson Owen Vail
Connie Gilchrist Frankie
Leonid Kinskey Leo
Patricia Barker Poppy
Janet Chapman Rosie
Annabelle Logan Violet
Douglas Croft Davey
Ray McDonald Charlie Potter
Bob Crosby & Orchestra Actor
Marilyn Maxwell Chorus Girl
Tommy Dorsey & His Band Actor
Bob Crosby Himself

Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Albert Akst Editor
Richard Connell Screenwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Gladys Lehman Screenwriter
Ernst Matray Choreography
Harry McAfee Art Director
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Joe Pasternak Producer
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Joseph Ruttenberg Cinematographer
Howard Shoup Costumes/Costume Designer
George Stoll Musical Direction/Supervision
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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Presenting Lily Mars 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Judy Garland is refreshly pretty and truly herself in this enjoyable romance about a girl trying to become a star. She sings some very nice songs in this movie which also abounds with very funny moments.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago