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The second BFI Frank Borzage volume brings together two more of the celebrated Hollywood director's most celebrated titles, Lucky Star and Liliom.
Lucky Star sees the great romantic screen pairing of Janet Gaynor and Charles Farrell for the third time. The chemistry is palpable, working with Borzage's visual techniques to create an ethereally beautiful and delicate result - a tale of a poverty-stricken girl and budding crook who is transformed by through her friendship with a wheelchair-bound Great War veteran.
Liliom is Borzage's seminal version Ferenc Molnár's celebrated play. Starring Charles Farrell and Rose Hobart, this lost classic was Borzage's first talkie and was remade as the much loved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical Carousel.