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Stage Door (1937) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Gregory La Cava and produced by Pandro S. Berman.

Academy Awards 1937 --- Ceremony Number 10 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressAndrea LeedsNominated
Best DirectorGregory La CavaNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
Best WritingMorris Ryskind, Anthony VeillerNominated
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Screening of "Stage Door" at Daystar Center August 11

By Stephen Reginald on Aug 8, 2018 From Classic Movie Man

Screening of "Stage Door" at Daystar Center August 11 Stage Door (1937) Where: Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Room 102 When: August 11, 2018 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Stage Door (1937) is a comedy/drama about aspiring actresses trying to make it big on Broadway. Th... Read full article


DOUBLE BILL #9: Morning Glory (1933) and Stage Door (1937)

By Carol Martinheira on Dec 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #9: Morning Glory (1933) and Stage Door (1937) On December 10, 2017December 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ah, the theater. That wonderful thing out there, drenched in magic and lights, that only a handful of people will break into and conquer. It?s an e... Read full article


No Teatro da Vida / Stage Door (1937)

By L? on Dec 3, 2017 From Critica Retro

No Teatro da Vida / Stage Door (1937) Sair de casa para ir em busca dos seus sonhos nunca ? f?cil. N?ao que eu j? tenha feito isso – embora j? tenha chegado perto – mas os filmes me fazem pensar que n?o ? f?cil. E “No Teatro da Vida”, em particular, me causou esta impr... Read full article


Stage Door Canteen (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Director Frank Borzage’s Stage Door Canteen is a gentle-handed piece of propaganda. It plays out rather like a scripted 1940s wartime reality.?It’s less a film and more of a historical relic commemorating the eponymous Stage Door Canteen in New York City. Thus, any effort to give it some... Read full article


Stage Door Canteen (1943)

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 14, 2016 From 4 Star Films

Director Frank Borzage’s Stage Door Canteen is a gentle-handed piece of propaganda. It plays out rather like a scripted 1940s wartime reality.?It’s less a film and more of a historical relic commemorating the eponymous Stage Door Canteen in New York City. Thus, any effort to give it some... Read full article


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Quotes from

Eve: A pleasant little foursome. I predict a hatchet murder before the night's over.


Terry Randall: [With a superior air, leaving the crowded living room of girls after many snappy wisecracks and lively banter among the group] It'd be a terrific innovation if you could get your minds stretched a little further than the next wisecrack.


Terry Randall: [delivering her opening speech in the play within the movie] The calla lilies are in bloom again. Such a strange flower, suitable to any occasion. I carried them on my wedding day and now I place them here in memory of something that has died.


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Facts about

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on February 20, 1939 with Ginger Rogers reprising her film role.
CORRECTION: The "Footlights Club" was based on the Rehearsal Club, not the Three Arts Club, which was not, in fact, founded by Mrs. Hammond. Three Arts was founded by Deaconess Jane H. Hall in 1903 for female students of fine arts, music and drama (not singing, dancing and acting). Mrs. Hammond was a board member, but not a founder. In 1913, Deaconess Hall co-founded the Rehearsal Club, which was a residence for professional women of the theater. Edna Ferber was very familiar with the Rehearsal Club, which by 1936 was located on West 53rd Street, and based "Stage Door" on this residence.
When Katharine Hepburn delivered her climactic stage speech, Gregory La Cava reduced it to only ten lines and filmed it on a closed set. He later brought the actors and the extras in the audience and had them react to the filmed speech. Many of them broke down.
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