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Presenting Lily Mars (1943)

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104 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

Small-town Indiana girl Lily Mars dreams to be a stage actress. She begs visiting Broadway producer John Thornway for a role but he dismisses her as an amateur. She follows him to New York and worms her way into his show, and his heart.
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Writers
Booth Tarkington (novel "Presenting Lily Mars") | Richard Connell (screenplay) | Gladys Lehman (screenplay)
Producer
Joe Pasternak (as Joseph Pasternak)
Cinematographer
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Updated Apr 29, 1943

Release date
Apr 29, 1943 (United States)

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73 cast members
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Judy Garland
Lily Mars Lily Mars   See fewer
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Van Heflin
John Thornway John Thornway   See fewer
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Fay Bainter
Mrs. Thornway Mrs. Thornway   See fewer
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Richard Carlson
Owen Vail Owen Vail   See fewer
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Spring Byington
Mrs. Mars Mrs. Mars   See fewer
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Mártha Eggerth
Isobel Rekay (as Marta Eggerth) Isobel Rekay (as Marta Eggerth)   See fewer
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Connie Gilchrist
Frankie Frankie   See fewer
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Janet Chapman
Violet Violet   See fewer
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Annie Ross
Rosie (as Annabelle Logan) Rosie (as Annabelle Logan)   See fewer
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Ray McDonald
Charlie Potter Charlie Potter   See fewer
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Tommy Dorsey
Tommy Dorsey Tommy Dorsey   See fewer
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Bob Crosby Orchestra
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Bob Crosby
Bob Crosby Bob Crosby   See fewer
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Abigail Adams
Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Foncilla Adams
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bobby Barber
Busboy (uncredited) Busboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Bauduc
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Barbara Bedford
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Betty Blythe
Dowager (uncredited) Dowager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eric Braunsteiner
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Judy Carol
Singer on 'St. Louis Blues' (uncredited) Singer on 'St. Louis Blues' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pete Carpenter
Clarinetist in Bob Crosby's Orchestra (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Clarinetist in Bob Crosby's Orchestra (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Cartledge
Dixie Brill - Jockey (uncredited) Dixie Brill - Jockey (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lynne Carver
Bonnie - Showgirl (uncredited) Bonnie - Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wally Cassell
Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Cauterio
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Jack Chefe
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Milton Chisholm
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Frank Coghlan Jr.
Elevator Boy (uncredited) Elevator Boy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cliff Danielson
Hotel Clerk (uncredited) Hotel Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bryn Davis
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Helen Dickson
Mrs. Schofield (uncredited) Mrs. Schofield (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bill Dill
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Elliott
Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Woman (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Engels
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Virginia Gumm
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Max Herman
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Marcella Holmes
Showgirl (uncredited) Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Vicky Lane
Gwen - Showgirl (uncredited) Gwen - Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carl M. Leviness
Tired Man (uncredited) Tired Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Marilyn Maxwell
Prissy - Showgirl (uncredited) Prissy - Showgirl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Claire McDowell
Dowager (uncredited) Dowager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Meakin
Mayor (uncredited) Mayor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Alice Moore
Script Girl (uncredited) Script Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Alberto Morin
Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Man (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Buddy Morrow
Musician (uncredited) Musician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Murphy
Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Murray
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Remington Olmsted
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Lew Payton
Andrew - Mrs. Thornway's Butler (uncredited) Andrew - Mrs. Thornway's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wanda Perry
Girl at Party (uncredited) Girl at Party (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Pollack
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Frances Rafferty
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Gil Rodin
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Harry Rosenthal
Pianist (uncredited) Pianist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gus Schilling
Scotty - Stage Manager (uncredited) Scotty - Stage Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Almira Sessions
Boardinghouse Manager (uncredited) Boardinghouse Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mabel Smaney
Fat Woman (uncredited) Fat Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Squires
Trombonist in Bob Crosby's Orchestra (unconfirmed) (uncredited) Trombonist in Bob Crosby's Orchestra (unconfirmed) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Sylvester
Professor Eggleston (uncredited) Professor Eggleston (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Tannen
Eugene Shepherd (uncredited) Eugene Shepherd (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Vlaskin
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Charles Walters
Lily's Dance Partner in Finale (uncredited) Lily's Dance Partner in Finale (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat West
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Frank Whitbeck
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Lee Wilde
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Lyn Wilde
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Lillian Yarbo
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6.8 / 10 | 961 votes