Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Upon becoming a wife and mother, prima ballerina Mme. Lamphier (Virginia Valli) gives up her stellar career. But she can't get the theater out of her blood, and soon our heroine is training for a comeback. Violently opposed to this, Mme. Lamphier's tyrannical husband walks out on her, taking their infant daughter with him. Years and years later, Mme. Lamphier looks on tearfully as her now-grown daughter Dora (Virginia Bradford) literally follows in her mother's footstep. Stage Madness may well represent the best screen work of the highly variable Virginia Valli.
ballet-dance, career, dance [art], daughter, death, husband, mother, performer, stage