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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. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:September 15, 1937

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Anthony Veiller Best Screenplay 1937 Nominee
New York Film Critics Circle Gregory La Cava Best Director 1937 Winner
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Gregory La Cava Best Director 1937 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Andrea Leeds Best Supporting Actress 1937 Nominee

Cast

Katharine Hepburn
as Terry Randall
Ginger Rogers
as Jean Maitland
Adolphe Menjou
as Anthony Powell
Gail Patrick
as Linda Shaw
Constance Collier
as Catherine Luther
Andrea Leeds
as Kaye Hamilton
Samuel S. Hinds
as Henry Sims
Lucille Ball
as Judy Canfield
Franklin Pangborn
as Harcourt
William Corson
as Bill
Pierre Watkin
as Richard Carmichael
Grady Sutton
as Butcher
Frank Reicher
as Stage Director
Phyllis Kennedy
as Hattie
Eve Arden
as Eve
Ann Miller
as Annie
Margaret Early
as Mary
Jean Rouverol
as Dizzy
Elizabeth Dunne
as Mrs. Orcutt
Norma Drury
as Olga Brent
Peggy O'Donnell
as Susan
Harriett Brandon
as Madeline
Katherine Alexander
as Cast of Play
Ralph Forbes
as Cast of Play
Mary Forbes
as Cast Member
Huntly Gordon
as Cast of Play
Pamela Blake
as Pamela Blake
D'Arcy Corrigan
Philip Morris
Whitey
as Eve's Cat
Jack Carson
as Milbank
Theodore Von Eltz
as Elsworth the Critic
Jack Rice
as Playwright
Harry Strang
as Chauffeur
Bob Perry
as Baggageman
Larry Steers
as Theatre Patron
Frances Gifford
as Actress
Josephine Whittell
as Actress
Diana Gibson
as Actress
Linda Gray
as Actress
Jack Gardner
as Script Clerk
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Waiter
Jack Gargan
as Dancing Instructor
Al Hill
as Taxi Driver
Ben Hendricks, Jr.
as Waiter
Diana Gibson
as Actress
Jack Gardner
as Script Clerk
Bob Perry
as Baggageman
Theodore Von Eltz
as Elsworth the Critic
Jack Gargan
as Dancing Instructor
Harry Strang
as Chauffeur
Josephine Whittell
as Actress
Jack Rice
as Playwright
Linda Gray
as Actress
Larry Steers
as Theatre Patron
Whitey
as Eve's Cat
Frances Gifford
as Actress
Jack Carson
as Milbank
Pamela Blake
as Pamela Blake

Crew

Gregory La Cava
Director
Pandro S. Berman
Producer
Anthony Veiller
Screenwriter
Gregory La Cava
Screenwriter
Edna Ferber
Play Author
Robert de Grasse
Cinematographer
Hal Borne
Songwriter
Mort Greene
Songwriter
Roy Webb
Composer (Music Score)
Roy Webb
Musical Direction/Supervision
Van Nest Polglase
Art Director
Carroll Clark
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Mel Burns
Makeup
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