Presenting Lily Mars
|Presenting Lily Mars|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Written by||Booth Tarkington|
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).
- Judy Garland as Lily Mars
- Van Heflin as John Thornway
- Fay Bainter as Mrs. Thornway
- Richard Carlson as Owen Vail
- Spring Byington as Mrs. Mars
- Marta Eggerth as Isobel Rekay
- Connie Gilchrist as Frankie
- Leonid Kinskey as Leo
- Patricia Barker as Poppy
- Janet Chapman as Violet
- Annie Ross as Rosie
- Douglas Croft as Davey
- Ray McDonald as Charlie Potter
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.
According to MGM records the film made $2,216,000 in the US and Canada and $1,039,000 elsewhere, resulting in a profit of $1,211,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Presenting Lily Mars, IMBD.com
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