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The Star(1952)

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Brief Synopsis

A faded film star fights to hold on to her past glamour despite failing finances.

Cast & Crew

Stuart Heisler Director
Bette Davis Margaret Elliott
Sterling Hayden Jim Johannson
Natalie Wood Gretchen
Warner Anderson Harry Stone
Minor Watson Joe Morrison
June Travis Phyllis Stone
Paul Frees Richard Stanley
Robert Warrick R. J., Party guest
Barbara Lawrence Barbara Lawrence
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  Los Angeles opening: 25 Dec 1952; New York opening: 28 Jan 1953
Release Date:  1952 Production Date:  A Bert E. Friedlob Production
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Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corp.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Thor Productions, Inc.
Duration(mins):  89-90 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  10    

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  • The Star

    Ian Sanderson 2013-08-15

    I always thought The Star was inspired by Joan Crawford. MORE>

  • The Great Bette!

    David Atkins 2011-03-01

    Bette Davis has her fans and we all have favorite Bette Davis films but few can compare to this great film. Said to be partly based on Bette's great... MORE>

  • The Star (1952)

    James Higgins 2010-04-03

    Excellent post Warner brothers Bette Davis film. As always, she is marvelous and gives great emotional depth to the role, especially since the subject... MORE>