Aging actor helps a young actress to fame. She becomes his wife, but alcoholism and failure are too much for him. She honors his memory. Remake of the 1937 classic was Garland's triumph, a superb and varied performance. Newly restored version reinstates over 20 minutes of long-missing footage, including three Garland musical numbers.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 175 minutes.
Golden Globes 1955: Actor--Mus./Comedy (Mason), Actress--Mus./Comedy (Garland), Natl. Film Reg. 2000.
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