Romantic musical drama telling the rise and (in some cases) fall of three Ziegfeld Girls, Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, and Lana Turner, rendered in high MGM style.
Young stage vet Garland leaves her father’s act for a crack at the bright lights, Turner chases rainbows with the Park Avenue crowd and breaks truck driver James Stewart’s heart, and Lamarr has to choose between the stage and her struggling violinist husband.
Mainly, though, it’s lots of singing and dancing. Among the highlights: Garland singing “I’m Always Chasing Rainbows.”
One dance number, “We Must Have Music,” featuring Judy Garland and Tony Martin, was deleted from the movie but was released the following year as a short subject film.
Cast: Judy Garland, Hedy Lamarr, Lana Turner, James Stewart,Eve Arden, Edward Everett Horton, Ian Hunter, Tony Martin,
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Producer: Pandro S. Berman
Director of Photography: Ray June
Editor: Blanche Sewell
Composer: Herbert Stothart
Screenwriter: Marguerite Roberts
Production Designer: Cedric Gibbons
USA / MGM / 133 minute / 1941