Presenting Lily Mars
|Presenting Lily Mars|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Produced by||Joe Pasternak|
|Written by||Jack Mintz (comedy construction)|
|Screenplay by||Richard Connell|
|Based on||Presenting Lily Mars|
by Booth Tarkington
|Music by||George Stoll|
|Edited by||Albert Akst|
Presenting Lily Mars is a 1943 American musical comedy film directed by Norman Taurog, produced by Joe Pasternak, starring Judy Garland and Van Heflin, and based on the novel by Booth Tarkington. The film 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). Tommy Dorsey and Bob Crosby appear with their orchestras in this Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production.
Lily Mars (Judy Garland) is a small-town girl with big-city ambitions. She contrives to audition for a Broadway producer whose father was the local physician who also happened to tune the Mars’ family piano. However, the producer wants nothing to do with her. She then heads to Broadway hoping to convince him to cast her, but after a series of disappointments, the best she can manage is an understudy job.
- 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
- Charles Walters as Lily's Dance Partner in Finale
The soundtrack includes:
- "Every Little Movement (Has a Meaning All Its Own)"
- "When I Look At You"
- "Tom, Tom The Piper's Son"
- "Three O'Clock in the Morning" and
- "Broadway Rhythm" featuring Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
- Presenting Lily Mars (1943), AllMovie.
- Presenting Lily Mars, IMBD.com
- "Top Grossers of the Season", Variety, 5 January 1944 p 54
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- Presenting Lily Mars at the American Film Institute Catalog
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- Presenting Lily Mars at AllMovie
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- The Judy Room "Presenting Lily Mars" Section.
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