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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

Linda Shaw: If you were a little more considerate of your elders, maybe Mr. Powell would send his car for you someday. Of course, he would probably take one look at you and send you right back again, but then you have to expect that.
Jean Maitland: Is that so?
Linda Shaw: Do you know, I think I could fix you up with Mr. Powell's chauffeur. The chauffeur has a very nice car too.
Jean Maitland: Yes, but I understand Mr. Powell's chauffeur doesn't go as far in his car as Mr. Powell does.
Linda Shaw: Even a chauffer has to have an incentive!
Jean Maitland: Well, you should know!


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.


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.").
Katharine Hepburn's box office power had been declining and was given a smaller part than she was accustomed, and initially she was to receive second billing under Ginger Rogers. Hepburn protested to RKO producer Pandro S. Berman, who told Hepburn "she was lucky to have the 7th role in a star picture". Hepburn persisted and was given more scenes as filming progressed, and she and Ginger Rogers eventually shared side-by-side top billing.
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.
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