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      Star!

      G Released Oct 22, 1968 2 hr. 2 min. Biography List
      Reviews 74% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score Young British actress Gertrude Lawrence (Julie Andrews) secures a place in a 1920s production penned by soon-to-be legendary playwright Noel Coward. After its opening in England, "London Calling!" moves to New York, and the coveted Lawrence is suddenly a big star and a muse for the era's best-known producers. Though Lawrence's mercurial behavior often makes her tough to handle, her career thrives into the 1940s under the guidance of producer husband Richard Aldrich (Richard Crenna). Read More Read Less

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      j d 15 classic musical numbers staged by Michael Kidd and gloriously performed by Julie Andrews - a musical theatre great in her prime - is the reason this film has become a classic, receiving its due decades after its initial release. Director Robert Wise and Saul Chaplin created a love letter to Ms Andrews' considerable talents, and I am here for it. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/01/23 Full Review Audience Member The incomparable Julie Andrews featured in 15 classic Broadway musical numbers choreographed by Michael Kidd and directed by Robert Wise? Are you kidding me? Worth the price of admission and entry into the Hall of Fame. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review steve d Unless you love Andrews there isn't much here. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member superb musical that captures the era wonderfully. Andrews is at her best. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review Audience Member Elephantine musical biography of beloved stage star Gertrude Lawrence with Julie Andrews in the lead; panned by critics and shunned by audiences in 1968, Robert Wise's three-hour film features choreography by Michael Kidd and performances of some of Lawrence's best songs including "Someone to Watch Over Me" and "The Saga of Jenny," but the movie never quite gels and Andrews is good but not great. Daniel Massey was Oscar-nominated for his portrayal of Noel Coward. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS ABOUT THIS FILM AT ALL. JULIE ANDREWS IS AMAZING IN NUMEROUS MUSICAL NUMBERS WITH EYE POPPING COSTUMES AND SETS. THIS IS A HIGHLY ENTERTAINING MUSICAL BIOPIC. ENJOY A LOST TREASURE Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Renata Adler New York Times People who like old-style musicals should get their money's worth. So should people who like Julie Andrews. But people who liked Gertrude Lawrence had better stick with their record collections and memories. May 9, 2005 Full Review Robert Kotlowitz Harper's Magazine While Star! betrays everything in its course, it betrays no one more than its own star, Julie Andrews. Aug 12, 2020 Full Review Michael Szymanski Zap2it.com Rated: 2/5 Nov 4, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Young British actress Gertrude Lawrence (Julie Andrews) secures a place in a 1920s production penned by soon-to-be legendary playwright Noel Coward. After its opening in England, "London Calling!" moves to New York, and the coveted Lawrence is suddenly a big star and a muse for the era's best-known producers. Though Lawrence's mercurial behavior often makes her tough to handle, her career thrives into the 1940s under the guidance of producer husband Richard Aldrich (Richard Crenna).
      Director
      Robert Wise
      Screenwriter
      William Fairchild
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Rating
      G
      Genre
      Biography
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 22, 1968, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Feb 6, 2007