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27th April 1937
1h 51m
William A. Wellman

A Star Is Born

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A Star Is Born is a 1937 Romantic Drama film released on 27th April; William A. Wellman directed the film which stars David Newell, Joe Gray and Jonathan Hale. It was later remade/rebooted as A Star Is Born in 2018.

Esther Blodgett is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of her idol Norman Maine, is sent for a screen test, and before long attains stardom as newly minted Vicki Lester. She and Norman marry, though his career soon dwindles to nothing due to his chronic alcoholism.

If you started watching this film now, it would finish at approximately 5:11pm.
David Newell
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Joe Gray
Age at Filming ≈ 24
Jonathan Hale
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Chuck Hamilton
Age at Filming ≈ 33
Lillian Harmer
Age at Filming ≈ 53
Edward Hearn
Age at Filming ≈ 48
I. Stanford Jolley
Age at Filming ≈ 36
Carole Landis
Age at Filming ≈ 17
Chris-Pin Martin
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Edwin Maxwell
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Marshall Neilan
Age at Filming ≈ 45
Francis Ford
Age at Filming ≈ -3
Robert Emmett O'Connor
Age at Filming ≈ 51
Dennis O'Keefe
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Franklin Pangborn
Age at Filming ≈ 47
Jed Prouty
Age at Filming ≈ 57
Tom Ricketts
Age at Filming ≈ 83
Paul Stanton
Age at Filming ≈ 52
Fred 'Snowflake' Toones
Age at Filming ≈ 30
A.W. Sweatt
Age at Filming ≈ 14
J. C. Nugent
Age at Filming ≈ 68
Fredric March
Age at Filming ≈ 39
Adolphe Menjou
Age at Filming ≈ 46
May Robson
Age at Filming ≈ 78
Andy Devine
Age at Filming ≈ 31
Lionel Stander
Age at Filming ≈ 28
Owen Moore
Age at Filming ≈ 50
Peggy Wood
Age at Filming ≈ 44
Edgar Kennedy
Age at Filming ≈ 46
Janet Gaynor
Age at Filming ≈ 30
Guinn Williams
Age at Filming ≈ 37
Irving Bacon
Age at Filming ≈ 43
Jane Barnes
Age at Filming ≈ 21
Clara Blandick
Age at Filming ≈ 60
Wade Boteler
Age at Filming ≈ 48
Sidney Bracey
Age at Filming ≈ 59
Harry C. Bradley
Age at Filming ≈ 67
George Chandler
Age at Filming ≈ 38
Pat Flaherty
Age at Filming ≈ 39

Ratings

MetaCritic
77/100
Rotten Tomatoes
100%
IMDb
7.3/10

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Cast Age

Estimated Ages At Time of Filming

2% 0-12
5% 13-19
10% 20-29
24% 30-39
24% 40-49
17% 50-59
7% 60-69
2% 70-79
2% 80-89
5% Unknown

Cast Genders

Who Is Most Represented

17% Female
83% Male

Good/Bad Characters

More Heroes of Villains?

100% Unknown

Character Types

What Characters Feature

100% Unknown