Ginger Rogers and Ann Miller tap in time and rat-a-tat lines. Lucille Ball braves a date with an obnoxious lumber baron. Eve Arden can't recall Hamlet but one meets so many people in the big city. And Katharine Hepburn becomes Broadway's biggest star in a play wherein she notes "the calla lilies are in bloom again." Stars galore shine in this nominee for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, a fast, witty story of aspiring actresses living at a theatrical boarding house. Based on the Edna Ferber/George S. Kaufman play, the tale was considerably rewritten for the film, so much that Kaufman quipped that it should be called Screen Door. What matters most to an acting hopeful is an open door. With humor and hart, this excellent movie suggest some things matter more.

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Stage Door (1937)

Unrated

Musical/Drama/Comedy · 1h 32m · 10/6/1937

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The gaiety...glamour...foolishness and fun of showbusiness...played on the Great White Way

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Ginger Rogers and Ann Miller tap in time and rat-a-tat lines. Lucille Ball braves a date with an obnoxious lumber baron. Eve Arden can't recall Hamlet but one meets so many people in the big city. And Katharine Hepburn becomes Broadway's biggest star in a play wherein she notes "the calla lilies are in bloom again." Stars galore shine in this nominee for 4 Academy Awards including Best Picture, a fast, witty story of aspiring actresses living at a theatrical boarding house. Based on the Edna Ferber/George S. Kaufman play, the tale was considerably rewritten for the film, so much that Kaufman quipped that it should be called Screen Door. What matters most to an acting hopeful is an open door. With humor and hart, this excellent movie suggest some things matter more.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

RKO Radio Pictures

Budget

$952,000

Revenue

$8,835
Part Of
Cast
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Cynthia Westlake

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Josephine Whittell

Miss Arden, Powell's Secretary (uncredited)
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Katharine Hepburn

Terry Randall Sims
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Ginger Rogers

Jean Maitland
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Adolphe Menjou

Anthony 'Tony' Powell
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Gail Patrick

Linda Shaw
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Constance Collier

Catherine Luther
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Andrea Leeds

Kay Hamilton
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Samuel S. Hinds

Henry Sims
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Lucille Ball

Judy Canfield
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Franklin Pangborn

Harcourt
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William Corson

Bill
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Pierre Watkin

Richard Carmichael
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Grady Sutton

'Butch'
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Frank Reicher

Stage Director
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Jack Carson

Milbank
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Phyllis Kennedy

Hattie
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Eve Arden

Eve
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Ann Miller

Annie
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Margaret Early

Mary Lou
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Jean Rouverol

Dizzy
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Elizabeth Dunne

Mrs. Orcutt
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Norma Drury Boleslavsky

Olga Brent (as Norma Drury)
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Betty Jane Rhodes

Ann Braddock (as Jane Rhodes)
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Jan Wiley

Madeline
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Katharine Alexander

Cast of Stage Play
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Ralph Forbes

Cast of Stage Play
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Mary Forbes

Cast of Stage Play
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Huntley Gordon

Cast of Stage Play
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Pamela Blake

Actress (uncredited)
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Mary Bovard

Bobby (uncredited)
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Lynton Brent

Powell's Aide (uncredited)
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Hillary Brooke

Photograph of 'Mrs. Powell' (uncredited)
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D'Arcy Corrigan

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Alison Craig

Actress (uncredited)
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Laurie Douglas

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Lynn Gabriel

Tony (uncredited)
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Jack Gardner

Script Clerk (uncredited)
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Jack Gargan

Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
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Diana Gibson

Actress (uncredited)
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Frances Gifford

Mary McGuire (uncredited)
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Lynda Grey

Actress (uncredited)
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Ben Hendricks Jr.

Waiter (uncredited)
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Al Hill

Taxi Driver (uncredited)
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Vicki Joyce

Actress (uncredited)
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Julie Kingdon

Bernice Neimeyer, Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
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Theodore Kosloff

Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
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Ada Leonard

Actress (uncredited)
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Marie Marks

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Gerda Mora

Dancing Instructor (uncredited)
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Philip Morris

Announcer (uncredited)
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Edmund Mortimer

Actor in Powell's Waiting Room (uncredited)
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Edgar Norton

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Peggy O'Donnell

Susan (uncredited)
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Marie Osborne

Extra (uncredited)
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Bob Perry

Baggage Man (uncredited)
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Florence Reed

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Frances Reid

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Jack Rice

Playwright (uncredited)
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Jack Richardson

Reporter (uncredited)
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Fred Santley

Dunkenfield (uncredited)
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Mary Jane Shower

Actress (uncredited)
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Mary Louise Smith

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Larry Steers

Theater Patron (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Harry Strang

Chauffeur (uncredited)
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Theodore von Eltz

Ellsworth (uncredited)
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Max Wagner

Baggage Man (uncredited)
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Crawford Weaver

Bit Role (uncredited)
Crew
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Gregory La Cava

Director
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Morrie Ryskind

Writer
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Anthony Veiller

Writer
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Edna Ferber

Writer
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George S. Kaufman

Writer
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S.K. Lauren

Writer
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William Slavens McNutt

Writer
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Pandro S. Berman

Producer
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Roy Webb

Music
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William Hamilton

Editor
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Stage Door

(DVD)

3/1/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Stage Door

(DVD, Box)

3/12/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Stage Door

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/1/2005

Disc Title Front Cover

Stage Door

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Stage Door

(DVD)

3/1/2005

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