Starring Judy Garland

Starring Judy Garland

8 Episodes

Both a powerhouse, once-in-a-generation vocalist and an actor of tremulous emotional sensitivity, Judy Garland set the standard for what it means to be a true all-around entertainer. A born-in-a-trunk show-business lifer, she grew up before the eyes of America in the string of showstopping musicals she made at MGM, the studio she called home for much of her career. Built around her supernova talents, these high-water marks of feel-good entertainment capture Garland at her legendary peak: swooning to the strains of “The Trolley Song” in MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS; clowning around with Fred Astaire as “A Couple of Swells” in EASTER PARADE; and lighting up the screen with her iconic rendition of “Get Happy” in SUMMER STOCK, her final film at the studio. Made all the more poignant by the reality of Garland’s often-tragic personal life, these flights of fantasy are enduring testaments to the brilliance of a performer who never gave less than her dazzling all.

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Starring Judy Garland
  • Starring Judy Garland Teaser

    Episode 1

  • For Me and My Gal

    Episode 2

    Directed by Busby Berkeley • 1942 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, George Murphy

    Busby Berkeley directs Judy Garland, billed above the title for the first time in an early “adult” role, and Gene Kelly, making his film debut, in this glowingly nostalgic ode to the vaudeville day...

  • Meet Me in St. Louis

    Episode 3

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1944 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Astor

    This glowingly nostalgic slice of turn-of-the-century Americana follows the daughters of the Smith family of St. Louis—including Esther (Judy Garland), Rose (Lucille Bremer), and Tootie (Marg...

  • The Harvey Girls

    Episode 4

    Directed by George Sidney • 1946 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Angela Lansbury

    Vittles, songs, and dance are amply ladled out when Judy Garland headlines THE HARVEY GIRLS, a joyous musical slice of Americana celebrating the restaurants that brought extra helpings of civiliza...

  • Easter Parade

    Episode 5

    Directed by Charles Walters • 1948 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Peter Lawford

    The only on-screen pairing of Fred Astaire and Judy Garland, this delightful musical confection bursts with classic tunes and turn-of-the-century charm. Astaire is a renowned dancer who, when hi...

  • The Pirate

    Episode 6

    Directed by Vincente Minnelli • 1948 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Walter Slezak

    The larger-than-life talents of Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, the intoxicating songs of Cole Porter, and the imaginative direction of Vincente Minnelli come together in this colorful musical roma...

  • In the Good Old Summertime

    Episode 7

    Directed by Robert Z. Leonard • 1949 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Van Johnson, S. Z. Sakall

    IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME—a tale of squabbling music-shop clerks who don’t know they're romantic pen pals—shares a celebrated movie lineage that includes James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan in ...

  • Summer Stock

    Episode 8

    Directed by Charles Walters • 1950 • United States
    Starring Judy Garland, Gene Kelly, Eddie Bracken

    There’s an unusual harvest at Falbury Farm: beans, hay, and show tunes! It’s a bumper crop, too, with Judy Garland and Gene Kelly leading all the hoofing, singing, and sparking. In her final MGM m...