The Pendragon Society

A Star is Born (1954)

Dir. George Cukor

A comeback for Judy Garland who plays an unknown aspiring actress who is given a career boost by an alcoholic film star on his last professional legs. The two marry, whereupon her fame and fortune rises while his spirals sharply downward. Unable to accept this, the male star crawls deeper into the bottle, leading to the wife tearfully deciding to give up her own career to care for her husband.