Presenting Lily Mars
Judy Garland stars as a small-town girl with big-city dreams who heads to Broadway and--despite many disappointments and much hard work--stardom in Presenting Lily Mars. After years of struggling in New York, Lily Mars (Garland) finally lands and job as understudy to the star of a Broadway show produced by the man she has come to love, John Thornway (Academy Award winner Van Heflin). Yet, when the star can't go on and Lily triumphs on stage, Thornway refuses to give her the leading role, afraid that he will be accused of favoring his girlfriend. But nothing is going to stop Lily Mars from reaching the stardom she seeks in this delightful musical.
Starring Judy Garland, Van Heflin, Fay Bainter
Director Norman Taurog