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Howard J. Green (screen play)
Zoe Akins (from the play by)
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Release Date:
18 August 1933 (USA) See more »
She'll give you the heart thrill of your life ! See more »
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Won Oscar. See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Eva Lovelace

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Joseph Sheridan

Adolphe Menjou ... Louis Easton

Mary Duncan ... Rita Vernon

C. Aubrey Smith ... R. H. Hedges

Don Alvarado ... Pepi
Fred Santley ... Seymour (as Fredric Santly)
Richard Carle ... Henry Lawrence
Tyler Brooke ... Charles Van Duesen
Geneva Mitchell ... Miss Gwendolyn Hall
Helen Ware ... Miss Navarre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Roberts (uncredited)
Ralph Bard ... Head Usher (uncredited)
Billy Bletcher ... Actor (uncredited)
Robert Bolder ... Actor (uncredited)

John Carradine ... Dream Apparition (uncredited)
Louise Carver ... Miss Waterman (uncredited)
Helene Chadwick ... Miss Murray (uncredited)
Shirley Chambers ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Helen Collins ... Minor Role (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Nathan Curry ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harry D'Arcy ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Miss Tracy (uncredited)
Joan Dix ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Florence Dudley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
James Duffy ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Bill Fisher ... Grip (uncredited)
Carter Gibson ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Gough ... Actor (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Actor (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Althea Henley ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Theatre Janitor (uncredited)
Julanne Johnston ... Minor Role (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Prop Man (uncredited)
Winifred Landis ... Dowager (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Actor (uncredited)
George Periolat ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin ... Frank (uncredited)
Frances Raymond ... Dowager (uncredited)
Sana Rayya ... Emma (uncredited)
Harrington Reynolds ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Newspaperman (uncredited)

Vera Steadman ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Al Stewart ... Actor (uncredited)
Ray Stewart ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jerome Storm ... Actor (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Smoker in Diner (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Mildred Washington ... Rita Vernon's Dresser (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Minor Role (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Banker (uncredited)
Otto Yamaoka ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Lowell Sherman 
Writing credits
Howard J. Green (screen play)

Zoe Akins (from the play by)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Merian C. Cooper .... executive producer
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (photographed by)
Film Editing by
William Hamilton 
Set Decoration by
Charles M. Kirk (settings) (as Chick Kirk)
Van Nest Polglase (settings)
Ray Moyer (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
C.J. White .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Hartnett .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Killy .... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)
F. Harmon Weight .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Thomas Little .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... recordist
George D. Ellis .... recordist: additional scenes (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Henry W. Gerrard .... photographer: additional scenes (uncredited)
Russell Metty .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ollie Sigurdson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Harry Hart .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music recordist (uncredited)
Other crew
Katherine Doyle .... stand-in: Katherine Hepburn (uncredited)
Carter Gibson .... stand-in: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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74 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Katharine Hepburn is the only movie star to win four Academy Awards (2009) for Best Actress: This film, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner (1967), The Lion in Winter (1968) and On Golden Pond (1981).See more »
Boom mic visible: Mic shadow on wall as Sheridan drags Eva out of dressing room after star quits play on opening night.See more »
Eva Lovelace:Good evening, Miss Vernon.
Rita Vernon:Good evening.
Eva Lovelace:Well, evidently you don't remember who I am; but, I met you with Mr. Hedges in Mr. Easton's office, when I first came to New York.
Rita Vernon:But, my dear, I meet so many people. Come along, Pepe
[Rita's date]
Rita Vernon:, let's have another drink.
[to Eva]
Rita Vernon:You know, the only way to live through a party like this is to get good and tight.
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References Lasca of the Rio Grande (1931)See more »


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16 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
VERY dated, 8 August 2004
Author: preppy-3 from United States

Story about Eva Lovelace (Katharine Hepburn) a stagestruck girl who comes to NY determined to be a great actress. She learns quickly that it isn't that easy and falls in love with producer Louis Easton (Adolphe Menjou) who doesn't love her. And writer Joseph Sheridan (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) DOES love her but she doesn't have a clue.

The story is VERY old and the movie itself is incredibly stagy (it's based on a stage play--and it shows) but it is worth watching. It's well-directed and cast and Hepburn is just incredible. She won her first Academy Award for this and it's easy to see why. She never strikes a false note (even during a drunk scene at a party which could have been done very badly) and she's young and beautiful. Also Menjou is very good (as usual) and Fairbanks is just so-so but he WAS an incredibly handsome young man.

See it for Hepburn. And it is short (about 72 minutes).

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