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Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn) is not taken in by the charms of theatrical producer Anthony Powell (Adolphe Menjou).
Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn) is not taken in by the charms of theatrical producer Anthony Powell (Adolphe Menjou).
Eve (Eve Arden), Terry (Katharine Hepburn), Miss Luther (Constance Collier), Kay (Andrea Leeds), and Judy (Lucille Ball) get acquainted.
Eve (Eve Arden), Terry (Katharine Hepburn), Miss Luther (Constance Collier), Kay (Andrea Leeds), and Judy (Lucille Ball) get acquainted.
Jean Maitland (Ginger Rogers) receives a consoling hug from Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn).
Jean Maitland (Ginger Rogers) receives a consoling hug from Terry Randall (Katharine Hepburn).

Thumbnail for Stage Door (1937) Stage Door (1937)

Basic Info Rusty's rating: 79
Notable as: ComedyGenre: Comedy-drama, Comedy, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 83 - 92 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Gregory La CavaScreenwriter: Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller, Gregory La Cava, George S. Kaufman, Edna FerberMusic: Roy WebbCinematography: Robert De GrasseStars: Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Andrea Leeds, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Samuel S. Hinds Producer: Pandro S. Berman, RKO PicturesStudio: RKO PicturesAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Director (Gregory La Cava)
Academy Award for Best Picture
Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (Andrea Leeds)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Morrie Ryskind, Anthony Veiller)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Stage Door is a 1937 RKO film, adapted from the play by the same name, that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New York City. The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Andrea Leeds, Samuel S. Hinds and Lucille Ball. Eve Arden and Ann Miller, who became notable in later films, play minor characters. The film was adapted by Morrie Ryskind and Anthony Veiller from the play by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, but the play's storyline and the characters' names were almost completely changed for the movie, so much so in fact that Kaufman joked the film should be called "Screen Door".


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