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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

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.


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: When I get back to my room, you're the only thing I want to find missing.


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Facts about

George S. Kaufman, upset and bemused by the way the screenwriters had substantially changed the play, suggested that the title also be changed, to "Screen Door".
Katharine Hepburn was in discussions to star in the original Broadway stage production of "Stage Door", but Broadway producer Leland Hayward, reportedly jealous of her deepening friendship with noted film director John Ford, cast his then-girlfriend Margaret Sullavan in the leading role. Hayward and Sullavan married one month after the stage play opened. Margaret Sullavan was considered for the film version but became pregnant with their first child, and the part went to Katharine Hepburn.
The AFI Catalog lists a stand-in for Olive Hatch. Since she is not in the cast, we may infer she once as a significant role in the movie, but eventually was dropped. Stand-ins are usually provided only for stars.
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