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Stage Door is a 1937 film that tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a single boarding house. It stars Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Adolphe Menjou, Lucille Ball, Huntley Gordon, Eve Arden, Ann Miller, Gail Patrick and Andrea Leeds.


The film was adapted by Morrie Ryskind and Anthony Veiller from the play by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman. The film was directed by Gregory La Cava.


The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.


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Stage Door (356 words)
"Stage Door" (1937) treads the familiar backstage yarn of heartache and dismissal with unfamiliar panache and a killer cast.
What Terry discovers is that life upon the wicked stage might be the nearest thing to heaven, if only she could manage to get closer to the stage itself.
Hence, "Stage Door" comes across as a unique Hollywood classic -- fraught with exciting performances, wonderful cameos and the opportunity to see budding new talent at the very beginning of their careers.
Stage Door Movie: Stage Door DVD is available from Bestprices.com (564 words)
STAGE DOOR is an extraordinarily rich movie, graced by wonderful performances by Rogers, Hepburn, and the entire remarkable ensemble cast.
As it proceeds, STAGE DOOR departs more and more from the play on which it was based, and ends with a unique conclusion for a romantic comedy.
Set in a Manhattan boarding house during the 1930s, STAGE DOOR chronicles the ups and downs of the lives and careers of aspiring stage actresses.
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