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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 Lê 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 é fácil. Nçao que eu já tenha feito isso – embora já tenha chegado perto – mas os filmes me fazem pensar que não é fácil. 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

Terry Randall: [entering the boarding house after trying the wrong door] How many doors are there to this place?
Jean Maitland: Well, there's the trap door, the humidor, and the cuspidor. How many doors would you like?


Terry Randall: [giving her curtain speech at the end of a trimphant opening night performance of the play within the movie] The person you should be applauding died a few hours ago. I hope that wherever she is, she knows and understands and forgives.


Jean Maitland: [crassly screaming from the bottom of the stairs] OH, LINDA!
Linda Shaw: [coming down the stairs] Maybe if you spoke a little LOUDER next time, everyone in the whole HOUSE could hear you.
Jean Maitland: [sarcastically] Oh, I'm sorry, I forget that you're old and deaf.


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Facts about

The famous line delivered by Katharine Hepburn ("The calla lilies are in bloom again...") is actually dialog taken from the play "The Lake", which Hepburn infamously played on Broadway (Dorothy Parker famously said that Hepburn "ran the gamut of emotions - from A to B.").
In an interview in Hollywood the Golden Years: The RKO Story, Katharine Hepburn relates that she was upset that she was given the diminished role of a character that she felt was pointless to the script. Hepburn asked director Gregory La Cava what was the essential point of her character. He responded "She is the human question mark." She then asked what that meant, and he replied "____ damned if I know!"
Incredibly, Ann Miller was only 14 years old when she appeared in this film. She had lied about her age and procured a fake birth certificate, but the precocious Miller was so tall and beautiful at age 14 that she pulled it off. With this knowledge, today it is quite impressive to see her holding her own while dancing with Ginger Rogers, by then an international star as the dance partner of Fred Astaire,
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