- Commentary by Director Robert Wise
- Julie Andrews and Daniel Massey Screen Test
- Trailers and TV Spots
- English and Spanish
- Rated: G
- Closed captioning available
- Run Time: 2 hours, 52 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: April 20, 2004
- Originally Released: 1968
- Label: 20th Century Fox
Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
Packaging: Keep Case
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
- Mono - English
Additional Release Material:
- Audio Commentary - 1. Robert Wise - Director
Additional Release Material:
- Featurettes - 1. "STAR! The Sound of a Legend"
- Advance Teaser Trailer
- Regular Theatrical Trailer
- Advance TV Spot
- Reissue Television Spot
- Regular TV Spot
- TV Spot
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Description by OLDIES.com:
Oscar winner Julie Andrews (1964, Best Actress, Mary Poppins) stars as the irrepressible Gertrude Lawrence, who rises from English chorus girl to world-renowned diva. Her hilarious sidekick Noel Coward (Daniel Massey) provides Lawrence with an ongoing commentary on her life while she searches fruitlessly for suitors whose adoration equals what she gets from an audience. Andrews is a knockout in numbers by Coward, Cole Porter, the Gershwins and more in this funny, dazzling musical that ranks among Hollywood's finest.
A musical biography of British music hall and Broadway star Gertrude Lawrence, STAR! is a convincing and entertaining film, featuring an impressive score. The immensely talented Julie Andrews plays Lawrence, a beautiful, headstrong, and fiercely independent woman who will do anything for her career (including leaving her daughter and husband). Her early adventures in the music hall chorus and her later involvement in British high society are chronicled in this lush film that, though it received several Academy Award nominations, was not appreciated by the public until some 30 years after its original showing, when it was rereleased. One of the most interesting, heartwarming, and perhaps most famous aspects of Lawrence's story was her lifelong friendship with playwright Nöel Coward (Daniel Massey, the real-life grandson of Coward), which the film accurately portrays. STAR! also shows the lowlights of Lawrence's life, including her strained relationship with her daughter Pamela (Jenny Agutter), her involvement with such men as American actor Charles Fraser (Robert Reed) and English nobleman Sir Anthony Spencer (Michael Craig), and the financial difficulties she amassed from her extravagant lifestyle.
In this biography of legendary entertainer Gertrude Lawrence, her early, determined attempts at beginning a showbiz career are examined, as well as her rise to fame on two continents.
- The film used 10,000 costumed extras, and 125 original costumes were designed at an approximate cost of $350,000.
- The film was conceived especially for Julie Andrews by Robert Wise and Saul Chaplin.