Stage Door

Overview

Adapted from the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play, Stage Door is a comedic portrait of the theatrical community in New York. Katharine Hepburn stars as Terry Randall a young woman who comes from a wealthy, socially connected family. Aspiring for a career on the stage, Terry opts to see if she can make it on her own gumption and moves into a boarding house with several other wannabe Broadway starlets attempting to make a mark for themselves in show business. Terry's sassy roommate Jean Ginger Rogers just ...
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Overview

Adapted from the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play, Stage Door is a comedic portrait of the theatrical community in New York. Katharine Hepburn stars as Terry Randall a young woman who comes from a wealthy, socially connected family. Aspiring for a career on the stage, Terry opts to see if she can make it on her own gumption and moves into a boarding house with several other wannabe Broadway starlets attempting to make a mark for themselves in show business. Terry's sassy roommate Jean Ginger Rogers just might get the opportunity to do that when she meets a lecherous producer, but at what cost? Unamused by Terry's attempts to pull herself up by her bootstraps, her father offers her an opportunity for a starring role in a show that's sure to fail. Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, and Ann Miller are among the other residents of the boarding house.
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Special Features

Musical short Ups and Downs; Audio-only bonus: Radio production with Ginger Rogers and Rosalind Russell; Theatrical trailer; Subtitles: English, Français & Español
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Stage Door is notable for its predominantly female cast, predating George Cukor's The Women by two years. Adapted from the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman stage hit, the sparkling dialogue comes at the audience rapid-fire as each stellar performer steps forward. The film shifts easily between comedy and drama, with Ginger Rogers in particular showcasing her versatility. Director Gregory La Cava successfully pulls together a strong-willed cast that includes Katharine Hepburn, Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, and Ann Miller. He puts the boarding house setting to good use, keeping the interplay brisk and the story lines moving quickly. Ironically, the film's only Oscar nomination for acting went to the lesser-known Andrea Leeds, who, unlike her character in the movie, would later marry a rich man and retire from the screen. The film was also nominated for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/1/2005
  • UPC: 053939675528
  • Original Release: 1937
  • Rating:

  • Source: Turner Home Ent
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:31:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Terry Randall
Ginger Rogers Jean Maitland
Adolphe Menjou Anthony Powell
Gail Patrick Linda Shaw
Constance Collier Catherine Luther
Andrea Leeds Kaye Hamilton
Samuel S. Hinds Henry Sims
Lucille Ball Judy Canfield
Franklin Pangborn Harcourt
William Corson Bill
Pierre Watkin Richard Carmichael
Grady Sutton Butcher
Frank Reicher Stage Director
Phyllis Kennedy Hattie
Eve Arden Eve
Ann Miller Annie
Margaret Early Mary
Jean Rouverol Dizzy
Elizabeth Dunne Mrs. Orcutt
Norma Drury Olga Brent
Jane Rhodes Ann Braddock
Peggy O'Donnell Susan
Harriett Brandon Madeline
Katherine Alexander Cast of Play
Ralph Forbes Cast of Play
Mary Forbes Cast Member
Huntly Gordon Cast of Play
Pamela Blake Pamela Blake
D'Arcy Corrigan
Lynda Grey
Philip Morris
Whitey Eve's Cat
Jack Carson Milbank
Fred Santley Dukenfeld
Lynton Brent Aide
Theodore Von Eltz Elsworth the Critic
Jack Rice Playwright
Harry Strang Chauffeur
Bob Perry Baggageman
Larry Steers Theatre Patron
Mary Bovard Actress
Frances Gifford Actress
Josephine Whittell Actress
Ada Leonard Actress
Diana Gibson Actress
Linda Gray Actress
Adele Pearce Actress
Jack Gardner Script Clerk
Ben Hendricks Jr. Waiter
Jack Gargan Dancing Instructor
Theodore Kosloff Dancing Instructor
Al Hill Taxi Driver
Technical Credits
Gregory La Cava Director, Screenwriter
James H. Anderson Asst. Director
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Hal Borne Songwriter
Mel Burns Makeup
John L. Cass Sound/Sound Designer
Carroll Clark Art Director
Robert de Grasse Cinematographer
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Muriel King Costumes/Costume Designer
Mort Greene Songwriter
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Morris Ryskind Screenwriter
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Anthony Veiller Screenwriter
Roy Webb Score Composer, Musical Direction/Supervision
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Credits [1:38]
2. Footlights Club [3:47]
3. Enter Terry Randall [3:52]
4. Roommate Banter [2:36]
5. Kaye: No Casting Today [4:02]
6. Taking Things Seriously [4:57]
7. Sleepy-Time Gals [3:31]
8. Catching Powell's Eye [2:24]
9. What Makes an Actress [4:37]
10. Favorite Daughter [1:44]
11. Powell's New Number [4:04]
12. Crashing Powell's Office [5:13]
13. Dressed for a Date [4:58]
14. How the Other Half Lives [2:28]
15. Pygmalion and Galatea [6:36]
16. Using Her Brain [2:47]
17. Understanding Between Fakers [2:51]
18. Birthday Heartache [2:59]
19. Rank Amateur [3:50]
20. Opening Night [2:52]
21. Kaye's Night Too [2:48]
22. Final Curtain [2:26]
23. Backstage News [2:29]
24. Calla Lilies [2:38]
25. Curtain Speech [3:15]
26. Unbreakable Engagement [1:49]
27. Here Goes the Bride [3:38]
28. Cast List [:37]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play Movie
   Scene Selections
   Special Features
      Ups and Downs
      2/20/1939 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast
      Theatrical Trailer
   Languages
      Spoken Languages: English
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Français
      Subtitles: Español
      Subtitles: Off
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great All Star cast which also includes Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolph Menjou, Gail Patrick, Constance Collier, Eve Arden, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller. Funny, and entertaining.

    The interaction and sarcasim by the players (especially Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, and Eve Arden)comes at you fast,it is funny and witty. Nice to see good clean humor. I highly recommend purchasing a copy if you are a fan of screwball comedy .

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