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Stage Door
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Director:
Writers:
Morrie Ryskind (screen play) and
Anthony Veiller (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
8 October 1937 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Brilliant In Cast And Story See more »
Plot:
A boardinghouse full of aspiring actresses and their ambitions, dreams and disappointments. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins See more »
NewsDesk:
(48 articles)
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User Reviews:
Utterly perfect example of movie entertainment, 30s style See more (69 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Terry Randall

Ginger Rogers ... Jean Maitland

Adolphe Menjou ... Anthony Powell
Gail Patrick ... Linda Shaw

Constance Collier ... Miss Luther
Andrea Leeds ... Kay Hamilton
Samuel S. Hinds ... Henry Sims

Lucille Ball ... Judith
Franklin Pangborn ... Harcourt
William Corson ... Bill
Pierre Watkin ... Carmichael
Grady Sutton ... Butch

Frank Reicher ... Stage Director

Jack Carson ... Mr. Milbanks
Phyllis Kennedy ... Hattie

Eve Arden ... Eve

Ann Miller ... Annie
Margaret Early ... Mary Lou
Jean Rouverol ... Dizzy
Elizabeth Dunne ... Mrs. Orcutt
Norma Drury Boleslavsky ... Olga (as Norma Drury)
Betty Jane Rhodes ... Ann (as Jane Rhodes)
Peggy O'Donnell ... Susan
Jan Wiley ... Madeline (as Harriett Brandon)
Katharine Alexander ... Cast of Stage Play (as Katherine Alexander)
Ralph Forbes ... Cast of Stage Play
Mary Forbes ... Cast of Stage Play
Huntley Gordon ... Cast of Stage Play
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Pamela Blake ... Actress (uncredited)
Mary Bovard ... Bobby (uncredited)
Lynton Brent ... Powell's Aide (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Alison Craig ... Actress (uncredited)
Laurie Douglas ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Lynn Gabriel ... Tony (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Script Clerk (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ... Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
Diana Gibson ... Actress (uncredited)
Frances Gifford ... Mary McGuire (uncredited)
Lynda Grey ... Actress (uncredited)
Ben Hendricks Jr. ... Waiter (uncredited)
Al Hill ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Vicki Joyce ... Actress (uncredited)
Julie Kingdon ... Bernice Neimeyer - Dance Instructor (uncredited)
Theodore Kosloff ... Dance Instructor (uncredited)
Ada Leonard ... Actress (uncredited)
Marie Marks ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Gerda Mora ... Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Announcer (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Actor in Powell's Waiting Room (uncredited)
Edgar Norton ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Marie Osborne ... Extra (uncredited)
Bob Perry ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Florence Reed ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Frances Reid ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Playwright (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Reporter (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... Dunkenfield (uncredited)
Mary Louise Smith ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Theater Patron (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Mary Stewart ... Dancer / Singer (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Theodore von Eltz ... Elsworth (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Crawford Weaver ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Cynthia Westlake ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... Miss Arden - Powell's Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Gregory La Cava  (as Gregory LaCava)
 
Writing credits
Morrie Ryskind (screen play) and
Anthony Veiller (screen play)

Edna Ferber (from the play by) and
George S. Kaufman (from the play by)

S.K. Lauren  contributing writer (uncredited)
William Slavens McNutt  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Robert De Grasse (photographed by) (as Robert de Grasse)
 
Film Editing by
William Hamilton (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Costume Design by
Muriel King (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
J.R. Crone .... production manager (uncredited)
Fred Fleck .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Anderson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Darrell Silvera .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Miehle .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Claire Cramer .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Roy Webb .... musical director
 
Other crew
Nick Borgani .... stand-in: Adolphe Menjou (uncredited)
Patricia Doyle .... stand-in: Katharine Hepburn (uncredited)
S. Barret McCormick .... press representative (uncredited)
Elizabeth McGaffey .... researcher (uncredited)
Grace Moody .... stand-in: Gail Patrick (uncredited)
Marie Osborne .... stand-in: Ginger Rogers (uncredited)
Hermes Pan .... dance director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
92 min | West Germany:83 min (TV)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Netherlands:18 (original rating) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:U (tv rating) | UK:U (video rating) (1986) (1997) | USA:Approved (PCA #3486)

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Trivia:
The stage version of "Stage Door", written by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, opened at the Music Box Theater in New York on October 22, 1936 and ran for 169 performances. In addition to Margaret Sullavan in the leading role, the supporting cast included Tom Ewell and Mary Wickes.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: The band at Club Grotto, where Jean and Annie perform a dance number, includes a female vocalist who can be seen singing in the background, but no vocals are heard on the soundtrack.See more »
Quotes:
Jean Maitland:[to Linda Shaw as she is leaving for a dinner date] Don't chew the bones and give yourself away!See more »
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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23 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Utterly perfect example of movie entertainment, 30s style, 21 February 2001
Author: bmacv from Western New York

Director Gregory LaCava apparently liked to hit the bottle and so had a spotty career, but Stage Door is his masterpiece. Not in some personal, auteurist way, but in having achieved an almost ideal example of Depression-era movie entertainment. Its venue is the Footlights Club, a theatrical boarding house near Broadway, where lamb stew and broken dreams are the nightly staples. Among the gals with stiletto tongues but hearts of gold are Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, Gail Patrick and formidable Constance Collier ("Could you see an older woman in the part?"). But the movie centers on the rivalry between roommates Katherine Hepburn, as a spoiled rich kid who tries acting as a lark, and Ginger Rogers, as a plucky thespian waiting for her break. Believe it or no, those diametrical opposites (aristocratic, ethereal Kate and tough, pragmatic Ginger) work like a dream together. The script negotiates a delicate path between pathos and bathos, and somehow keeps its balance, even when one of the troupers loses her grip on reality and...Well, enough said. Best of all: this is the movie in which Hepburn gets to elocute: "The calla lilies are in bloom again...." Sheerest heaven.

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