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A Star Is Born (1937)

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A young actress arrives in Hollywood to become a star. After many disappointments, she meets an older, alcoholic actor who takes her under his wing and they fall in love. She will have to choose between pursuing her dream and looking after him. From British Pathé TV’s Classic Movie Collection.

The movie that started a craze! The first of now four versions of the same plot! Of the two versions I’ve seen so far, this is the better of the two. There’s still the same story beats, but it really follows her more than it does him (as in the 80’s version), and it’s about a movie star and not a musician.


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