6.2/10
472
16 user 9 critic

Stage Struck (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 22 April 1958 (USA)
A young woman arrives in New York City determined to become a great theatrical star, but discovers that her goal may not be as easily attainable as she had hoped.

Director:

Writers:

(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In June 1944, Kay and Jane travel on an overnight train from Miami to New York, accompanied by Harry. Kay is the mistress of "The Man", a rich industrialist, whom they are to meet so that ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Sophia Loren, Tab Hunter, Jack Warden
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Eddie Carbone, a Brooklyn longshoreman is unhappily married to Beatrice and unconsciously in love with Catherine, the niece that they have raised from childhood. Into his house come two ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Raf Vallone, Jean Sorel, Maureen Stapleton
Garbo Talks (1984)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother's last wish: to meet Greta Garbo.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Anne Bancroft, Ron Silver, Carrie Fisher
Child's Play (1972)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At an exclusive boys' school, a new gym teacher is drawn into a feud between two older instructors, and he discovers that everything at the school is not quite as staid, tranquil and harmless as it seems.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Mason, Robert Preston, Beau Bridges
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Four Jewish intellectuals carpool to the funeral of their old friend Leslie Braverman, who died suddenly at age 41.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: George Segal, Jack Warden, Jessica Walter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Marlon Brando, Joanne Woodward, Anna Magnani
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

After winning a game show contest, a newlywed couple travels to New Orleans where the husband seeks to reclaim his ancestral plantation mansion from his biracial stepbrother.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Coburn, Lynn Redgrave, Robert Hooks
The Sea Gull (1968)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An aging actress named Irina Arkidana pays summer visits to her brother Pjotr Nikolayevich Sorin and her son Konstantin on a country estate. On one occasion, she brings Trigorin, a ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: James Mason, Vanessa Redgrave, Simone Signoret
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The lawyer Federico Fendi has reasons to believe that his wife Carla in secret is Rome's highest paid prostitute.

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Omar Sharif, Anouk Aimée, Didi Perego
The Group (1966)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In June 1933, eight young women, who are close friends and members of the upper-class group at South Tower College, to graduate and start their adult lives. The film documents the years ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Candice Bergen, Joan Hackett, Elizabeth Hartman
Lovin' Molly (1974)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lumet
Stars: Anthony Perkins, Beau Bridges, Blythe Danner
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Divorce lawyer Everard Logan thinks the woman who spent the night in his hotel room is the erring wife of his new client.

Director: Tim Whelan
Stars: Merle Oberon, Laurence Olivier, Binnie Barnes
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
...
Rita Vernon
...
Robert Harley Hedges
...
Daniel Ocko ...
Constantine
...
Benny (as Pat Harrington)
Frank Campanella ...
Victor
...
Adrian
Pat Englund ...
Gwen Hall
...
Frank
Sally Gracie ...
Elizabeth
...
Regina
Harold Grau ...
Stage Doorman
Edit

Storyline

The movie tells the story of Eva, a girl who comes to New York in order to become a great actress. With hard work she succeeds in working at a theatre and finally gets her chance on stage after a lot of changes and difficulties. Written by Volker Boehm

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Ten thousand girls dream her dream every night.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 April 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Eines Tages öffnet sich die Tür  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

(Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Film debut of Roger C. Carmel. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Easton: [to Eva] You're a hungry little girl - the theater's offering you a feast.
See more »

Connections

Version of Morning Glory (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Almost unwatchable
11 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

Strasberg gives what is perhaps one of the worst performances by an actress in an "A" film. Her acting is jaw-droppingly terrible, and "over-the-top" is too kind of a phrase. She obviously took her father's instruction to heart - he being Lee Strasberg of the Actor's Studio. The "waiting-for-the-reviews" party during the first thirty-minutes of the film actually contains a cring-worthy rendition of the famous balcony scene from "Romeo & Juliet."

Of course, director Lumet has a tendency to allow his performers to chew the scenery. Fonda is an exception, though. He provides his usual subdued interpretation. Plummer comes across quite nicely, as well.

However, the "romantic" conclusion is totally ridiculous, as there is zero chemistry between the characters who finally end up with one another.

I forced myself to watch this film till the end, but it wasn't easy. Not surprisingly, Strasberg's career eventually settled into "B" movies, and hammy TV roles.


17 of 28 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 16 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Best of 2017: Our Favorite Movie and TV Stills

Take a look at our favorite movie and TV stills from the past year. Spot any of your faves?

Browse the Best of 2017