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Sid & Judy (2019)

Revealing new look at Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words.

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Credited cast:
Fred Astaire ... Himself (archive footage)
Count Basie ... Himself (archive footage)
George Cukor ... Himself (archive footage)
Rob Dodd ... (voice)
Judy Garland ... Herself (voice) (archive footage)
Mary Jane Gumm ... Herself (archive footage)
Virginia Gumm ... Herself (archive footage)
Jon Hamm ... Sid Luft (voice)
Lena Horne ... Herself (archive footage)
George Jessel ... Himself (archive footage)
Norman Jewison ... Himself (voice)
Gene Kelly ... Himself (archive footage)
Jennifer Jason Leigh ... Judy Garland (voice)
Joey Luft Joey Luft ... Himself (archive footage)
Lorna Luft ... Herself (archive footage)
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A revealing new look at legendary entertainer Judy Garland fifty years after her tragic, untimely death. Fusing the unpublished recollections of producer, manager and third husband, Sid Luft, with film clips, rare concert footage and Judy's own inimitable words. What emerges is a complex portrait of a woman whose vulnerabilities were exploited by an industry she helped to build but whose resilience and extraordinary talent made her the quintessential icon. Written by SHOWTIME

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 June 2019 (USA) See more »

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Sid & Judy See more »

Filming Locations:

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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Passion Pictures See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

Not credited in this film is songwriter/composer Burton Lane. In 1933, Burton Lane had his first opportunity for writing film music, and with collaborator, Harold Adamson, came up with the memorable song, "Everything I Have Is Yours," for MGM's "Dancing Lady," with Clark Gable and Joan Crawford. The following year, what history would show as a momentous event in Lane's career came when he discovered an 11-year-old, Frances Gumm. He brought the girl to MGM executives and he played for her audition. She was signed almost immediately and was soon using her new name, Judy Garland. See more »

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We are told that "Judy at Carnegie Hall" won 5 Grammy Awards. It actually won 4 Grammys: Album of the Year, Best Female Vocal Performance, Best Engineered Album, and Best Album Cover. See more »

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Judy & Barbra!
19 October 2019 | by GeoPierpontSee all my reviews

I always thought Judy was a more powerful, engaging, enigmatic vocalist compared to the mega perfect pipes of Ms. Streisand. However, the clip of their duet was most educational. Barbra was clearly more technical with stronger range and clearer vocals than Judy. I was trying to assess why I felt the opposite. Well, when you have such a tragic life it really shines through in your interpretation of any form of words and music. Judy died so very young in obvious trauma seeped life events. Meanwhile her counterpart lives on in infamy with near perfect health. How can that be felt through the air waves? I am unable to conclusively state how but the difference is palpable. Just an observation that surprised me. Judy's final song portrayed such incredible depth and energy despite severe health issues and represents one of the most amazing talents in history. Wait till you hear how long she holds that final note, almost super human. The rest of the film concerns Luft's diary notes and provides some insight to her many career struggles as well as her affable, warm nature. The rumors of his pilfering her bank accounts were white washed and assume we may never know who stole what from whom. She didn't seem to care and guess neither do I. High recommend for her fans but certainly as a unique talent that rarely manages to touch those sentimental heartstrings. What a force!


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