Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Productions, Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox

Class Act

BBC Films original film Judy was released digitally December 10, 2019.

#JudytheFilmwon Renée Zellweger the acting sweep.

rottentomatoes: 82%

metacritic: 66

imdb: 6.9

oscars: 1 win

golden globes: 1 win

SAG awards: 1 win

Judy Garland, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Renée ZellwegerJudy Garland

Judy Garland’s career in show business catches a second wind outside of London, England.

Judy Garland, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Renée ZellwegerACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

1 win: 2020

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

1 win: 2020

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Lead Role

1 win: 2020

“No, sir.  Well, no, sir, not unhappy.  I’d just maybe like a little more time.  I don’t know.  Maybe to go to the pictures like those other girls do.  Of course I wanna stay with the studio, LB.  Any girl would kill to be Dorothy.  I’m just terribly sorry if… I didn’t even say anything top anyone.  Shirley Temple this morning.” — Judy Garland

“Joey, did you grow again?  Oh, well could you at least do it all at once?  Just get it over with one weekend?  ‘Cause it’s a new pair of pants every time you add an inch.  So, we’ll cut those out.  Oh, I’m kidding, darling.  It’s a wonderful thing to have a son big enough he can carry his mother to the car.  Lorna, sweetheart, let me see you.  Oh, the usual.  Is that okay?  You look gorgeous, sweetheart.  Oh.  Aw.  No, no, I appreciate it.  I do.  Sure.  Go on.  We’ll just do what we did in New York, yeah?  Okay, let’s go, let’s go.  How are you tonight, Altadena?  Well, I’ve got something very special planned for you this evening.  I’ve brought my children along.” — Judy Garland

“What a journey.  I’m sorry it’s so late.  How you doing, Georgie?  Oh, stumbling along.  Any messages while we were out of town?  Okay.  Well, could I just have my key, please?  Sure, sweetheart.  Anything you want.  Oh, please.  I’m Judy.  Can it wait?  We’re just desperate to get to bed.  Lorna, darling, tell Peter what you want and he’ll take care of it.  Oh, and, you know, I’d love a bowl of soup.  And a drink.  Vodka rocks.  You know what, forget the soup.  I’m too tired to even wield a spoon.  What do you mean, ‘released?’  It’s not still attached to the building?  Where exactly has it gone?  Oh.  No.  No, I don’t… I don’t think that’s the case.  So un-release it.  Hand it back.  WE need to sleep in it.  No.  No, darling.  These people have let us down very badly.  Leaving us stranded without so much as a change of socks.  I could have rooms anywhere in this city, but I chose this hotel.  Well, not anymore.  I wouldn’t let my worst enemy stay here.  Outraged.  Come on, sweetheart.” — Judy Garland

“No, no, no.  These are the other ones.  The Roosevelt.  Sure.  But they like us.  Could we head toward Brentwood, please?  Joe, get the bell, would you, darling?  No.  And they’re only staying tonight.  I know that.  They slept in the cab.  They’ll be fine. I probably paid more on cab fare tonight than I would’ve on a hotel.  What about it?  Well, you’re needling me, Sid.  Just ask me a straight question.  Wherever I tell them.  Hi, sweetheart.  Something wrong?  You want some milk?  Come here.  Where are the mugs?  Ridiculous.  I’m ‘unreliable.’  And ‘uninsurable.’  That’s what the ones who like me say to my face.  So, thank you for that.  ‘Judy, leave it to me and you’ll be back on top.’  Look how that turned out.  Don’t.  Don’t.  Don’t start.  Oh, shut up, Sid!  I know they should be in bed!  It just doesn’t always work that way.  And it gets late because nobody wants to pay to see me at 2:00 in the afternoon.  And I have to work, because they need things.  Oh, just to hell with this.  Just all me a cab.  Over my dead body.  Give me the milk.  Give me the milk!” — Judy Garland

“Can we go here, please?  Thank you.  What, am I early?  Liza, darling, you look beautiful.  Well I wanted to see you, darling.  Well, I never know, you know, these days.  You do?  Really?  And how do you feel about it?  You’re not even a little anxious about it?  Well… I mean, no.  No.  No, no.  No, you go.  I’ll catch up to you.  Frank Sinatra’s here?  Judy.  So, you live in Los Angeles, Mickey?  Hmm.  Hmm.  Oh?  Well, I used to have them.  I found they gave me the most terrible headache.  Yep.  Hmm.  You have kids, Mickey?  Hmm.  Well, you shouldn’t.  It’s like living with your heart outside of your body.  Find a hobby or something, like canasta or birdwatching.  Oh, you do?  Just sing?  My entire childhood I must’ve slept five hours total.  It’s a wonder I learned to use cutlery, let alone play the violin.  I don’t know.  I think I might stay.  Well, everybody seems to know me.  Besides, I wanna stay somewhere for longer than five minutes.  You go.  Have fun.  I’m fine.  Go.  I love you.  I love you.  Voila.  Well, what now?  You can’t!  Yeah, sure.  I’ve nowhere else to be.  I will, don’t worry.  Hell, no.  I’m the audience.  It’s very good.  Well, we’re not done yet, are we?” — Judy Garland

“I don’t know.  Oh!  Those are too good.  You’re gonna have to, I don’t know, tie my hands to the chair legs.  Only then I’d probably lean forward and grab ’em with my mouth.  Hey, I’m eating those.  Mickey?  Are we dating?  I just wanna know so as I know how to look at you.  Your loss.  And anyways, after a mouthful of onion rings?  No, thanks!  I’m honestly very hungry.  Why?  No.  How’s he even paying for a lawyer?  He’s not making money off me anymore.  I love my children.  I take care of them.  With a friend.  I don’t have a home.  I can’t even get a manager.  Step right up and take 10% of my debts.  No.  It’s because the English are insane.  Lorna does adore London.  So, you’re saying I have to leave my children if I wanna make enough money to be with my children?  I can’t.  Thank you.  Oh, God.” — Judy Garland

“Well, you see, darling, the problem is that… I don’t currently own a chimney for Santa to climb down, so I’m no good to you kids.  But I’ll be back for New Year’s, okay?  Joey.  Joe.  Darling, I have to fix things, okay, so I can see you every day, the whole of every day.  I just need a little money to make that happen.  I’m going to find us a new home for the three of us, so don’t you get too comfortable here.  I’m coming straight back for you.  I am.  Or maybe… I could… just hide out in here… with Nibbles instead.  Okay.  Shh.  Ooh, it’s very spacious in here.  I might just have a bathroom plumbed in.  You wouldn’t mind, would you, Joe?  Oh, sure.  There’s room for three.  Well, come on in.  Do you wanna… do you guys wanna play tennis or something?  There’s a court over there.  Aw.  I do like it here.  I would very much like to stay.” — Judy Garland

“Hello, darling.  Hello.  Hello, darling.  Hello.  I love you too, darling.  Thank you very much.  Thank you.  Hello.  Oh, thank you.  Oh.  How wonderful.  I’m good.  I just adore London my home away from home.  Thank you.  Hello.  Wonderful.  Oh, lovely.  How old are you?  Oh, it is a little cold in here.  Thank you.  Everywhere else I go, it seems they just knock the place down and start over as soon as I leave.  I come back the next year and I have no idea where I am.  London just sort of slaps on another coat of paint.  Oh, no, I like it.  I like it.  It’s comforting.  Hadn’t forgotten the… schedule.  I– I really do appreciate it.” — Judy Garland

“Here?  Really?  Well, that sounds familiar.  Hello, Burt.  Well, I like this one.  He can stay.  Oh, well, let’s not dwell on that.  You know, it’s really damp in here.  I don’t think rehearsing is a good idea.  You understand, darling?  Okay.  Hmm.  Right.  And where’s the audience?  Mm-hmm.  And they’re on one level?  Five.  We can discuss the songs if you really want to.  No, everything the same.  Sweetheart, that’s up to you.  I don’t particularly need to discuss anything.  Sure.  Of course.  I’d like to rest.” — Judy Garland

“Hi.  It’s Judy.  Are the kids there?  Will you tell them that I called?  And that I’ll try them again at this time tomorrow?  And I’d like them to be on the line next time I call, okay?  And to you.  Oh, do– do you have the time?  Oh.  I am having a little trouble sleeping.  Sure.  Thank you.  I’ll try anything once.  Thank you.  I don’t feel too good.  I said I don’t feel good.  What kind of goddamn lock is that?  If I lock a door, I like it to stay that way.  Are you a nurse or what?  Oh, God.  Hey!  All right!  All right, all right.  I felt so terrible earlier.  Since I was two.  That’s what I say.  Wait, wait.  What are we… oh, yes of course.” — Judy Garland

“Hello.  Hello, darling.  Hello.  Hello, darling.  I love you too, darling.  Are those for me?  Oh, they’re beautiful.  I can’t.  My mouth’s dry and it could fall apart.  I can’t.  Oh, say!  And I love you, too.  In fact, I love this whole town.  Though you will always be special.  You know, the first time… I sang… on a stage, I was all of two years old.  They say my papa had to come and drag me off after I started singing the same song for the fifth time.  Oh.  It seems we have a band here.  We may as well put them to use.  ♪ I’ll go my way ♪ By myself ♪ This is the end ♪  Of romance ♪ I’ll go my way by myself ♪  Love is only ♪ A dance ♪  I’ll try ♪ To apply myself ♪ And teach my heart ♪ How to sing ♪ I’ll go my way by myself ♪ Like a bird ♪ On the wing ♪ I’ll face ♪ The unknown ♪ I’ll build a world ♪ Of my own ♪ No one knows better ♪ Than I myself ♪ I’m by ♪ Myself ♪ Alone ♪ I’ll go my way ♪  By myself ♪ Here’s how the comedy ♪ Ends ♪ I’ll have to deny myself ♪ Love and laughter ♪ And friends ♪ Grey clouds in the sky above ♪ Have put a blot on my fun ♪ I’ll try to fly ♪ High above ♪ For my place in the sun ♪ And I’ll face ♪ The unknown ♪ I’ll build my a world of my own ♪ No one knows better ♪ Than I myself No ♪ No one knows better Than I myself ♪ How I wanted love And fell ♪ Now I say ‘what the hell?’ ♪ All of those ♪ Dark days are gone ♪ ‘Cause it’s solo ♪ All alone ♪ By myself ♪ From ♪  Now on ♪” — Judy Garland

“Yeah.  Hmm.  Okay.  No.  No, no.  What if I can’t do it again?  Oh.  A mess.  Perfect.  No.  No, thanks.  No, no.  I’ll get my bag and I’ll meet you outside.” — Judy Garland

“I can’t sleep at all anymore.  Please, I can’t sleep.  Please.  Please.  But I can’t remember the steps, and the others keep pushing me on the back, and everyone shouts at me when I have a hard time with it.  What’s this?  But that’s not for two months.  So this is really– I mean, it’s not really a part?  Is it fake?  You know I get an hour for lunch?  It’s in my contract.  I get an hour.  I wanna have it.  I don’t see why I shouldn’t.” — Judy Garland

“Who wants to have some real fun?  Is he propositioning me?  Who wants to hear ‘The Trolley Song?’  Well, bring us in, boys.  ♪ Clang, clang, clang, Went the trolley ♪  Ding, ding, ding Went the bell ♪  Zing, zing, zing Went my heart strings ♪ From the moment I saw him I fell ♪ Chug, chug, chug Went the motor ♪  Bump, bump, bump Went the brake ♪  Thump, thump, thump Went my heart strings ♪ Whenhe smiled You could feel the car shake ♪  He tipped his hat And took a seat ♪  He said he hoped he hadn’t stepped upon my feet ♪ He asked my name I held my breath ♪ I couldn’t speak because He scared me half to death ♪ Buzz, buzz, buzz Went the buzzer ♪ Plop, plop, plop Went the wheels ♪ Stop, stop Went my heart strings ♪ As he started to leave ♪ I took hold of his sleeve With my hand ♪  And as if it were planned ♪ He stayed on with me and it was grand just to stand ♪ With his hand holding mine ♪  To the end of the line ♪” — Judy Garland

“Is there anyone at the stage door?  That’s okay.  I’ll just go.  I’ll see you tomorrow.  Oh, marvelous.  Thank you.  Good night.  Good night, Norman.  Aw!  Evening, fellas.  Thank you, darling.  Oh, of course.  Thank you.  Um… uh, do you… do you wanna, um… get some dinner or– I mean, if you’re not doing anything.  I don’t wanna impose.  If it’s trouble, I don’t– great, okay, well… lead on, my good gentlemen.  Thank you, dear.  Oh, do, don’t.  I haven’t had a chance to see any of the city.  And, well, now I’ve seen all of it, so… you won’t believe it, but it was twice with Mickey Rooney.  Yes, please.  I like those.  Mm.  You can’t really mess up an omelet.  If it won’t settle for being an omelet, just give it a shove, and we’ll have scrambled eggs.  Would you mind?  I always do the cooking.  I’m a very good cook.  You don’t trust me.  I’m always going to use cream from now on.  I’m not sure that was even scrambled eggs.  Mm-hmm.  It was delicious.  Whatever it was.  Shh.  It’s sweet that you come to see me.  Sometimes I spy the two of you out there.  I feel like I have allies.  You couldn’t get tickets?  In jail?  They hound people in this world.  Anybody who’s different.  They can’t stand it.  Well, to hell with them.  Sweetheart, I’m sorry.” — Judy Garland

“♪ Forget your troubles ♪ Come on, get happy ♪ Better chase All your cares away ♪ Shout, ‘Hallelujah’ ♪ Come on, get happy ♪ Get ready For the judgement day ♪ Sun is shining ♪ Come on, get happy ♪ Lord is waiting to take ♪  Your hand ♪ Shout, ‘Hallelujah’ ♪ Come on, get happy ♪” — Judy Garland

“Well, we all… everybody has their troubles, and I’ve had mine.  I’ve probably had everybody else’s too.  What?  I mean, if I’m this terrible mother they like to write about, well, you tell me how I end up with such incredible kids.  Well, no, everybody suggests things, like I’m not a real person, but I am, you understand?  I’m only Judy Garland for an hour a night.  The rest of the time, I’m part of a family.  I just want what everybody wants.  I seem to have a harder time getting it.” — Judy Garland

“Thank you.  Thank you.  Oh, boy!  Oh!  I don’t know… I don’t know what’s left in there… after that one.  But, uh… let’s find out, shall we?  This next one, it isn’t a song about getting anywhere.  It’s about… walking toward somewhere that you’ve dreamed of.  And maybe, maybe the walk… is every day of your life.  And the walking has to be enough.  It’s about hope.  And we all need that.  ♪ Somewhere ♪ Over the rainbow ♪ Way up high ♪ There’s a land That I’ve heard of ♪ Once in a lullaby ♪ Somewhere over the rainbow ♪ Skies are blue ♪ And the dreams That you dare to dream ♪ Really do come true ♪ Someday I’ll wish upon a star ♪ And wake up ♪ Where the clouds Are far behind me ♪ Where troubles Melt like lemon drops ♪ Away above the chimney tops ♪ That’s where ♪ You’ll find me ♪ Somewhere ♪ Over the rainbow ♪ Bluebirds… ♪” — Judy Garland

Rosalynd Wilder, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Jessie BuckleyRosalyn Wilder

“Hello.  I’m Rosalyn Wilder.  I’ll be looking after you while you’re in London.  We have a schedule printed for you.  I’m– I’m 28.  Oh, I’m terribly sorry.  I’ll have somebody look into that right away.  Call me if you need anything.  I’ll leave my card for you on the table here.  It’s beside the schedule.  We’ll see you tomorrow.” — Rosalynd Wilder

“Thank you.  Right, here we are.  Mm-hmm.  We do all our rehearsals here.  The acoustic is wonderful.  This way.  Judy, this is our band leader, Burt Rhodes.  Burt, Judy.  Oh, no.  It’s completely sold out.  Right.  Four.  Judy, I’m afraid the critics will review opening night.  It’s tomorrow.” — Rosalynd Wilder

“Has the stage door called yet?  She’s late.  Judy?  Judy, it’s Rosalyn.  How are you?  Do you know what time it is?  That’s completely understandable.  Now, this is Vivian.  She’s going to take your temperature.  Take a sip of this.  What’s the prognosis?  What do you think of this, Judy?  Take an arm of this, Vivian.  You can finish that on the way.  There we go.  You look absolutely incredible.  We can’t wait to show you off.  Well, you do work very hard.  You’re under a lot of pressure.  Judy Garland, born in a trunk.  Right.  Now… it’s opening night, Judy.  Well, here we are.  Excuse me.  Thank you.  Yes, yes.  Thank you.  Let– let us through, please.  Gentlemen, sorry, buy Judy is running extremely late now.  Thank you, ladies.  Clear the way.  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  It’s right up here, Judy.  What’s the matter?  What?  No, no, no.  What do you mean, you can’t?  There’s an audience out there waiting to hear you sing.  No.  Listen to me.  You’ll be fine.  Now, on you go.” — Rosalynd Wilder

“Judy?  Judy, we’re locking up.  There’s absolutely no rush.  Take your time.  Can I, uh, get you anything?  I thought you were very good.  Here.  Let me have a go at it.  There.  Brand new.  Right.  Well, can I get you anything?  A glass of water or… of course.” — Rosalynd Wilder

“Fan mail.  I’ll go and check.  We could have a drink if you like.  Well, your television interview’s all confirmed.  It’s a prime slot, so… well, good night.” — Rosalynd Wilder

Bernard Delfont, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Michael GambonBernard Delfont

“Ah, there she is.  The fabulous Miss Judy Garland.  Bernard Delfont.  How are you?  Marvelous.  Come with me.  I suppose we’re rather old-fashioned.” — Bernard Delfont

Burt Rhodes, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Royce PierresonBurt Rhodes

“♪ So– so– somewhere ♪ Over the rainbow ♪.  It’s… …an honor to be working with you, Ms. Garland.  I’ve been an admirer for a long time.  The whole town is talking about you.  Hmm!  Miss Garland?  Do you need anything or should we dive in?  Uh… okay, well, how about we talk about the band positions?  Well, I’m going to be here.  And this, this is the mark-up for the stage.  Wrapped around you, all three sides.  How many tiers was Carnegie Hall?  I have all your charts.  Any changes you might like to make?  Is there anything to discuss, then?” — Burt Rhodes

“Okay, here we go, boys.  What do you have in mind?” — Burt Rhodes

Sid Luft, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Rufus SewellSid Luft

“So, you wanna stay?  So, they have school tomorrow.  What about tomorrow night.  Come on.  Don’t play that game.  All right, where are my children gonna sleep tomorrow night?  Hey.  No, you go to bed.  We’ll bring it to you, okay?  Don’t worry.  I moved them.  They’re where the glasses were.  Couldn’t you just take a role in something?  Leave me out of it.  ‘Where is she, Sid?  Is she sick?  Is she coming in today?  Where’s your star?  You realize we’re gonna have to sue you both, Sid.  Why are you even protecting her, Sid?  What’s going on?’  You can’t turn up here at one o’clock in the morning and expect– they need an education, Judy.  They need ten hours of sleep.  I want custody during the school year.  Well, no one would be surprised, believe me.  It’s a little late for all that, don’t you think?  Why don’t you see yourself out?” — Sid Luft

Mickey Deans, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Finn WittrockMickey Deans

“Excuse me, this is for you.  We can’t have the world’s greatest entertainer out here without a drink.  Frank is great, but he is no Judy Garland.  I bet it kills him.  I’m Mickey, by the way.  Mm.  No, I manage a bar back in New York.  I’m out here looking at a business opportunity.  You ever make your own cocktails.  This place, we sell the booze, and all the mixings and stuff is on the tables, so you get to invent something of your own.  You know, it’s fun.  People drink more ’cause they wanna be part of the next new thing, you know.  I don’t know.  You have to have ambitions, right?  Well… if you wanna create the Judy Garland martini, that’s me.  Mr. Mickey Deans.  Uh, no.  No, I don’t.  Well, I play piano, actually.  Yeah.  You play anything or you just sing?  Did that come out wrong?  The masterpiece.  Wanna hear something?  All right.  If you don’t like it, just toss a drink at me or something, okay?  I’ll get the message.  Do you wanna join me?  This has been a good time, huh?  I hope not.  If you ever wanna get together, just… click your heels.  That’s how it works, right?” — Mickey Deans

Joey Luft, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Lewin LloydJoey Luft

“I guess.  Dad says vitamins make me grow.” — Joey Luft

“I– I can’t sleep.” — Joey Luft

“You’ll miss Christmas.  I’d love it.  Well, maybe I’ll stay put, hmm?  Would you visit me once in a while?” — Joey Luft

Lorna Luft, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Bella RamseyLorna Luft

“What are we doing first?  Yeah.  Can we get room service, mama?  I missed dinner.  A hamburger and fries, please.  Is everything okay?” — Lorna Luft

“Please don’t go to sleep now.  Where are we going?  Didn’t we stay there last year?  Mama.  Where would we live then?  In Joey’s wardrobe?” — Lorna Luft

Liza Minelli, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Gemma-Leah DevereuxLiza Minelli

“This house is fabulous.  Look at that.  She shows.  You look fabulous.  I can’t believe you came.  What are you doing here?  Are you in L.A. for a while?  I have a show opening in two days.  Mm.  Yeah.  I don’t know.  I know my lines and it’s all in my range.  I guess I haven’t really thought about it that much.  Well, should I be anxious?  We’ve changed our minds.  We’re gonna head to Andy’s place.  Well, you don’t know anyone here.  Mom?  I love you.” — Liz Minelli

Louis B. Mayer, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Richard CorderyLouis B. Mayer

“What do you see beyond this wall?  Picture it.  You’ve got an imagination.  Go ahead.  What I see is a small town in the Midwest.  Handful of churches.  Some places for the farmers to get drunk together.  Maybe a salon for their wives to do their hair on the holidays.  I visit these places.  These are the people who send us our profits, who send us your wages.  I make movies, Judy, but it’s your job to give those people dreams.  The economy’s in the gutter, and they pay for you.  And I’ll tell you something else.  In every one of those towns, believe me, there’s a girl who’s prettier than you.  Maybe their nose is a little thinner at the bridge.  They have better teeth than you.  Or they’re taller or they’re slimmer.  Only, you have something none of these pretty girls can ever have.  You know what that is?  You have that voice.  It’ll maybe take you to Oz, someplace none of these pretty girls can ever go.  Still, I’m told you’re unhappy.  Time?  For what?  The thing is, those other girls will grow up to be cashiers and farmers’ wives and elementary school teachers.  And they’ll see their skins roughed up through housework.  Is that what you want, Judy?  To be just a housewife?  To be just a mother?  Out there, you’d have to put away that voice of yours.  Forget it exists.  But here, with us, with your family, that voice will make you a million dollars before you’re 20.  Those average kids, they’re all loved, in their way.  I can see how you may be drawn to it, from time to time.  Their small lives.  Not too dangerous.  Not too exciting.  They’re where they belong.  And maybe you feel like you’re like them.  But really, you’re not.  You live in another world entirely.  They just look like you.  But if you truly wanna go join them, it’s your decision.  We’ll shake hands and you can walk through our gates.  I guarantee it’s all there, the rest of America, just waiting to swallow you up and forget all about you.  Like a raindrop falling into the Pacific.  Who cares?  Who even notices?  You’re my favorite, Judy.  Who else have we had in?  Everybody loves Shirley.  Let’s see how Judy measures up.” — Louis B. Miller

Mickey Rooney, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Gus BarryMickey Rooney

“You gotta at least eat some.  You wanna see if I can manage a whole hamburger?  So… I think we’re just pals who might be something more sometime in the future.  You gotta ask Mr. Mayer.  I think it’s just pals.  I’m not kissing you if that’s what you’re after.  Don’t I know it.  Let her at least take a bite.” — Mickey Rooney

Publicist, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Lucy Russell


“No hamburger.  Mr. Mayer said very specifically you were not to eat the food.  Those’ll take the edge off.  Halpert will give you something for that later.  Down the hatch. …get set up.  We can’t have a Dorothy who puts on weight halfway through the picture.  His words, not mine.” — Publicist

“Get up.  That’s not my department.  Get up.  Judy Garland turns 16.  Gotta be today.  Scheduling issues.  Nobody splash her hair.  In the middle of a shoot?  You would have to be kidding.  There is a cake.  Don’t eat it.  Pretend to eat it.  What are you talking about?  Nobody takes it.  Come on.  Judy.  Don’t you dare.” — Publicist

Ken Frisch, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Tom Durant PritchardKen Frisch

“Okay.  Right.  Okay.  So that was Sid’s lawyers on the phone.  He wants them Sunday through Friday during school time.  He claims you’re homeless.  So, where are you staying?  Where’d you stay last night?  And is that somewhere maybe you could take the kids to stay?  You know what I’m gonna say.  London would offer you a lot of money.  See, they’re crazy for you.  Look, start earning again.  Then Sid’s people will have nothing on you.  Honey… the courts won’t let you take them out of the country.  I know it’s hard.  But I think you have to take this seriously.” — Ken Frisch

Vivian, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Jodie McNeeVivian

“Not yet.  Tongue out for me.  Lips together for me, darling.  No spots, no fever, throat’s fine.  Go for a nice red lippy.  Oh, it’s very pretty.  Put some silver dust on your cheekbones.  You’ll look incredible.  Yeah, if you like.  Yeah.  Now, oopsy-daisy.  There we go.  One leg in.  That’s it.  Shoes.” — Vivian

Dan, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Andy Nyman Dan

“Are those for me?  These are for you.  We wanted you to know.” — Dan

“Bravo!  Coming to see you every night next week.  You’re just… I, um… what was it that I said earlier?  Yes, about Judy.  That was the gist of it.  I mean, that would be beyond… where’s gonna be open?  Of course.  Your bag.  Oh!  I thought they’d be open.  Perhaps it was terrible dragging you through the streets like this.  Sweet.  Obviously, we’ll try for something a little better than an omelet.  You are outrageous.  Me too.  Why would you put cream in it?  And instead you’ve simply made it not work.  For goodness’ sake, has there ever been so much drama over half a dozen eggs? I mean, we invite you over for dinner, all we offer you are eggs, and now you’re doing the cooking.  No, I can’t.  I can’t bear it.  Come on.  I’m sure.  Put that spoon down.  I do.  Put that spoon down, would you?  Please, for me.  Put the spoon… let’s give you a drink… come on.  It’ll be fine.  Let’s get you a drink.  Come on.  You sit yourself down.  Are you gonna come through or hide in there all night?  Well, we know some eggs went into the pan.  We witnessed that.  Well, we missed you in ’64, so… not together, no.  Stan was otherwise engaged.  Six months for obscenity.  They’ve changed the law since then.  Turns out we didn’t do anything wrong after all.  We decided to make up for it in style this time, and it is money well spent.” — Dan

Stan, Judy, BBC Films, Calamity Films, Confit Production,s Pathe UK, Twentieth Century Fox, Daniel CerqueiraStan

“You mean so much to us.  You were wonderful again.  About Judy?  Uh, it was about how you seem to bypass the ears and land here.  You mean with us?  No.  Yes.  I mean– on a Tuesday after midnight… no, no, no.  No.  We’ll find somewhere, won’t we?  Would you like me to make you an omelet?  We’re just round the corner.  You all right with the green plates?  I think I messed this up.  I put cream in it.  To make it more special.  Yes, I’m aware of that.” — Stan

Announcer Dude

“Ladies and gentlemen…”

Cameraman 1

“Okay, boys, here we go.  Can you take another bite with your head to the side, Mr. Rooney?  Yeah.  That’s our shot!”

Cameraman 2

“That’s great stuff.”

Cameraman 3

“That’s great, Judy!”

British Photographer 1


British Fan 1

“I love you.”


“We love you, Judy!  Yeah!”

Picador Bellman

“Welcome to the Picador.”

Picador Reception

“Welcome, Miss Garland.”

Picador Concierge

“Good evening, Miss Garland.  It’s 3:00 in the morning, ma’am.  Can I get you anything?  Some warm milk, perhaps?  I’ll have them bring it up to you straightaway.”


“Good night, Miss Garland.”

Liza’s friend 1

“Um, we were off to go dance.  Will you come with us?”

Stage Dude

“So, I have your money.  Crowd’s gonna go crazy out there.  So, it’s $150.  Uh, I know it’s not maybe what you’re used to, but– all right.  Okay, you ready?  Follow me.”

Stage Dude #2

“All right, folks… hope you’re ready.  Put your hands together.  One of Hollywood’s true legends, Miss Judy Garland.”

Hotel Concierge (George)

“I’m okay, thank you, Miss Garland.  And you?  Uh, I don’t think so.  Let me check something with Mr. Horowitz.  One moment.”

Hotel Concierge 2 (Howoritz)

“Miss Garland.  Could I have a word?  I’m very sorry, but your suite has been released.  I believe your account was in arrears.  The room got released.”

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