Viewing your Watchlist and recommended content requires Javascript

  • TBC
  • Comedy, Drama
  • 1937
  • 93 mins

Stage Door

Stage Door

About

The credits provoke an anticipatory glow of pleasure at the prospect of astringent dialogue brilliantly delivered by a stellar cast, elegantly guided by the underrated La Cava. This was one of his finest films, with a veil of comedy concealing the conventions or clichés of the plot. This is ultimately a fairly harsh look at the less glamorous side of Broadway aspirations, as a group of actresses live their off-stage lives in a boarding house. The latter half of the movie is even more sombre, but the wondrous ensemble playing overcomes the elements of contrivance.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Constance Collier, Ginger Rogers, Gail Patrick, Andrea Leeds, Katharine Hepburn, Adolphe Menjou
  • Director: Gregory La Cava
  • Writer: Morrie Ryskind
  • Producer: Pandro S Berman
  • Photographer: Robert de Grasse

In a nutshell

The plot is, in fact, unimportant, as the piece has an atmosphere and accuracy that remains entirely convincing.

Latest from Film4...

  • Film4

    We Bought a Zoo

    A widowed father played by Matt Damon moves to the South Californian country and purchases a zoo with his family

    On Film4: 6 Sep 6:25PM

  • Film4

    The Nebraskan

    Philip Carey stars as a calvary scout who attempts to make peace with the Sioux Indians

    On Film4: 8 Sep 11:00AM

  • Film4

    Trance on Film4

    A crime thriller by Danny Boyle, starring James McAvoy, Vincent Cassel and Rosario Dawson.

  • Film4

    Stand Up Guys on Film4

    Al Pacino and Christoper Walken star in this crime comedy about a pair of criminals reunited after one gets out of prison

Register with Film4.com

Personalise your Film4 experience

  • Set film reminders
  • Build your watchlist
  • Get film suggestions

or Register

Share