Stage Door
Stage Door (1937)

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.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 1, 2005
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Critic Score: 95% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

While it sometimes lapses into pure corn, it nevertheless manages to capture the manic-depressive dormitory atmosphere of young actresses trying to make it in New York.

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Emanuel Levy

Stage Door, La Cava's serio comedy about a group of aspiring actresses, is one of Hollywood's wittiest and most enjoyable backstage sagas. In top form, Hepburn and Ginger Rogers head a large cast that includes Lucille Ball, Andrea Leeds, and Ann Miller

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Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

The movie is hilarious and touching with classic scenes of Hepburn trying to emote her lines about calla lilies.

Variety Staff

It is funny in spots, emotionally effective occasionally, and generally brisk and entertaining.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

La Cava keeps it always fascinating, the pace lively, the dialogue sharp and the ensemble cast all chip in with first-class performances.

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Don Willmott

If you love movies, Stage Door is mandatory viewing.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

One of the great sassy-women comedy-dramas of the '30s.

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

Second only to the incomparable All About Eve as the best movie ever made about the theater.

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Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

**** All About Eve. The real masterpiece about women and theater is Gregory La Cava's Stage Door.

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Flixster Audience Score: 87% Flixster User Reviews
AJ Verser
This is the best movie about showbiz that I've seen from the 30s, I highly recommend it. Hepburn gives a fantastic performance and so do Rogers and Ball.… More
Cindy I
A film about a boardinghouse for aspiring actresses, their successes and their failures, with early performances by such stars as Katherine Hepburn, Ginger… More
Red Lats
I saw this recently on a channel featuring classics. Amazing to have so many future stars in one movie. The story remains relevant today even though it is a… More
jay nixon
what a cast!
Stella Dallas
i like it better than the women. gotta wonder how kate and ginger got along
John Ballantine
This early Hepburn piece is charming but far too corny to be a great film.