Stage Door (1937)
Directed by Gregory La Cava
Genres - Romance | Sub-Genres - Ensemble Film, Showbiz Comedy, Showbiz Drama | Release Date - Oct 8, 1937 (USA - Unknown) | Run Time - 92 min. | Countries - United States | MPAA Rating - NR
Synopsis by Matthew Tobey
Adapted from the Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman play, Stage Door is a comedic portrait of the theatrical community in New York. Katharine Hepburn stars as Terry Randall a young woman who comes from a wealthy, socially connected family. Aspiring for a career on the stage, Terry opts to see if she can make it on her own gumption and moves into a boarding house with several other wannabe Broadway starlets attempting to make a mark for themselves in show business. Terry's sassy roommate Jean (Ginger Rogers) just might get the opportunity to do that when she meets a lecherous producer, but at what cost? Unamused by Terry's attempts to pull herself up by her bootstraps, her father offers her an opportunity for a starring role in a show that's sure to fail. Lucille Ball, Eve Arden, and Ann Miller are among the other residents of the boarding house.
actor, ambition, boarding-house, big-break, show-business, stage, Broadway
High Artistic Quality