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A Star is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland, James Mason

A Star is Born

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A Star is Born (1954) starring Judy Garland, James Mason

As a band singer guided to heights of show-business success by an alcoholic ex-matinee idol, Judy Garland performs one superb song after another (most by Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin) in a production – also starring James Mason and directed by George Cukor – that exhilarates with its craft and style even as it moves toward a heartbreaking finale. Shortened after its 1954 premiere and reconstructed to near its original length in 1983, A Star Is Born endures as one of Hollywood’s supreme triumphs.

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Shall We Dance song lyrics

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Song lyrics to Shall We Dance, Words by Ira Gershwin, Music by George Gershwin – performed by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the movie Shall We Dance?

At the conclusion of Shall We Dance, Peter P. Peters (Fred Astaire) wishes to dance on stage with his estranged, newlywed wife (Ginger Rogers). So, he has hired a group of dancers, and given them each a mask to look like her. But, she’s infiltrated the dance group, and starts singing … and Fred has to find her.

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Fascinating Rhythm lyrics

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Fascinating Rhythm lyrics – as performed in the movie Lady Be Good – (1924) Music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin

Got a little rhythm, a rhythm, a rhythm
That pit a pats through my brain
So darn persistent
The day isn’t distant
When it’ll drive me insane
Comes in the morning
Without any warning
And hangs around me all day
I’ll have to sneak up to it
Someday, and speak up to it
I hope it listens when I sayRead More »Fascinating Rhythm lyrics

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