Presenting Lily Mars

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Presenting Lily Mars
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Taurog
Written by Booth Tarkington
Starring Judy Garland
Van Heflin
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • April 29, 1943 (1943-04-29)
Country United States
Language English
Budget $1,045,000[1]
Box office $3,255,000[1]

Presenting Lily Mars is a 1943 American musical motion picture produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and released in 1943. The film starred Judy Garland and Van Heflin and was based on the novel by Booth Tarkington. It is often cited as Garland's first film playing an adult type role (although For Me and My Gal, released the previous year, is also often credited thus).



The soundtrack includes "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)" "When I Look At You", "Tom, Tom The Piper's Son", "It's Three O'Clock in the Morning" and "Broadway Rhythm" featuring Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra. The finale, "Where There's Music", originally included parts of "St. Louis Blues", "In The Shade of the Old Apple Tree", and "It's a Long Way to Tipperary", which were deleted from the final version.


Garland was given the Hollywood "glamor treatment" for this role, as seen in this promotional image for the film.

According to MGM records the film earned USD$2,216,000 in the US and Canada and $1,039,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,211,000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study .
  2. ^ Presenting Lily Mars,

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