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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:

Sidney Lumet

Writers:

Ruth Goetz (screen play), Augustus Goetz (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Henry Fonda ... Lewis Easton
Susan Strasberg ... Eva Lovelace
Joan Greenwood ... Rita Vernon
Herbert Marshall ... Robert Harley Hedges
Christopher Plummer ... Joe Sheridan
Daniel Ocko Daniel Ocko ... Constantine
Pat Harrington Sr. ... Benny (as Pat Harrington)
Frank Campanella Frank Campanella ... Victor
John Fiedler ... Adrian
Pat Englund Pat Englund ... Gwen Hall
Jack Weston ... Frank
Sally Gracie Sally Gracie ... Elizabeth
Nina Hansen ... Regina
Harold Grau Harold Grau ... Stage Doorman
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Storyline

This movie tells the story of Eva Lovelace, a girl who comes to New York City 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 great deal of changes and difficulties. Written by Volker Boehm

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Ten thousand girls dream her dream every night.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 April 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eines Tages öffnet sich die Tür See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor) (as Technicolor®)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Roger C. Carmel's debut cinematic appearance. See more »

Quotes

Lewis Easton: [to Eva] You're a hungry little girl - the theater's offering you a feast.
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One of the finest films to deal with American theatre.
10 October 2000 | by Rod EvanSee all my reviews

Along with "All About Eve" this is one of the finest films dealing with the American theatre. I don't understand why it is a lost film and would urge anybody who enjoys great acting to hunt this film down any way they can. It is also about time it was released on video. Susan Strasberg was clearly one of Hollywood's casualties and it's tragic that the films she made after this were perhaps determined by the mediocre reaction at the time to this film.


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