With memories of Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s multi-Oscar nominated update on this enduring classic still fresh in our minds, what better time to revisit George Cukor’s 1954 adaptation, for many critics, still the best version of this classic musical melodrama.
Oscar nominated Judy Garland and James Mason star in the story of an aspiring actress who fall for a washed up film star in a film bursting with memorable songs by Harold Arlen and George Gershwin.
2hrs 48mins; 1954
Dir: George Cukor Cast: Judy Garland, James Mason, Jack Carson, Charles Bickford
Finding The Watson Hall:
Screening as part of BFI Musicals! The Greatest Show on Screen, a UK-wide film season supported by National Lottery, BFI Film Audience Network and ICO. bfimusicals.co.uk