At the Stage Door (1921)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |  
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Billie Dove and Elizabeth North star as inseparable sisters who grow up to become chorus girls. Jealousy rears its ugly noggin when wealthy young William Collier Jr. comes visiting backstage. Since Dove is billed first, guess who wins the guy? (Dove would go through many of the same paces in the 1932 film Blondie of the Follies, though she'd lose that round to Marion Davies). At the Stage Door was written and directed by William "Christy" Cabanne, who hadn't an original bone in his body but who knew what the public would lap up. The film was one of the earliest efforts by the old Robertson-Cole outfit, which by the end of the 1920s would help form the nucleus of RKO-Radio Pictures.

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backstage, behind-the-scenes, chorus-girl, forbidden-love, love, love-triangle, silence, society, stage