Esther Blodgett (Janet Gaynor) is just another starry-eyed farm kid trying to break into the movies. Waitressing at a Hollywood party, she catches the eye of alcoholic star Norman Maine (Frederic March), is given a shot at stardom, and is caught up in the Hollywood glamour machine . She and her idol Norman marry; but as her star rises, his comes crashing down.
Fame -- Fiction.
Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Gaynor, Janet, actor.
Image Entertainment (Firm), production company.
Kino International Corporation, production company.
Kino Lorber, Inc., film distributor.
March, Fredric, 1897-1975, actor.
Menjou, Adolphe, 1890-1963, actor.
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967, screenwriter.
Selznick International Pictures, production company.
Selznick, David O., 1902-1965, film producer.
Wellman, William A., 1896-1975, film director.