A Star is Born 1937
A Star is Born ★★★ ½ 1937
A movie star declining in popularity marries a shy girl and helps her become a star. Her fame eclipses his and tragic consequences follow. Shows Hollywood-behind the-scenes machinations. Stunning ending is based on the real-life tragedy of silent film star Wallace Reid, who died of a morphine overdose in 1923 at age 31. Remade twice, in 1954 and 1976. 111m/C VHS, DVD . Janet Gaynor, Fredric March, Adolphe Menjou, May Robson, Andy Devine, Lionel Stander, Franklin Pangborn; D: William A. Wellman; W: William A. Wellman, David O. Selznick, Dorothy Parker; C: William Howard Greene; M: Max Steiner. Oscars '37: Story.