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A Star is Born (1937)

Director: William A. Wellman
Actors: Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine
Runtime: 111 min.

A North Dakota farm girl goes to Hollywood, dreaming to beat the 100,000:1 odds and become a star. She attains her goal with the help of an alcoholic movie star whose best years are behind him.

Trivia: A Star is Born was remade three times, the most recent version starring Lady Gaga was released in 2018. In 1928 Janet Gaynor (Vicki Lester) won the first Academy Award for Best Actress. She was also nominated for Best Actress for her role in this movie. Frederic March (Norman Maine) was nominated five times for the Academy Award for Best Actor, including for this film. He won the award twice (Best Years or Our Lives, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).