“Judy Garland gives everything she has as the young star on the way up; her performance is an emotional autobiography.” - Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
“In this incandescent performance, Garland seems to be playing on her nerves: she cannot but strike at ours.” - Penelope Houston, Sight & Sound
July 6 & 9 | Garland received the first of her two Academy Award nominations for the vivid portrayal of aspiring young actress Vicki Lester, who is taken under the wing and mentorship of washed-up Hollywood actor Norman Maine (James Mason). As Vicki’s star rises, Norman’s struggles with ego and alcoholism lead to a heartbreaking conclusion.
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