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DVD Stage Door (DVD)

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The Footlights Club, the primary setting for much of STAGE DOOR, is a remarkable creation. The result of a collaboration between director Gregory La Cava, screenwriter Morrie Ryskind (brought in to replace Anthony Veiller), and an outstanding group of tough, smart-talking actresses played by Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers, Lucille Ball, Ann Miller, Eve Arden, and Gail Patrick, the film's club is always full of noise, as the conversations overlap and wisecracks come spinning out of the melee.

Newcomer Terry Randall (Hepburn) is different from the other women. For one thing, she has money and doesn't need a job. And she has confidence, initially rejecting fading actress Catherine Luther's (Constance Collier) offer of help, saying, "I think coaching's a waste of time. After all, acting's only common sense." Because of her attitude, the rooming house's inhabitants give her a rough time, especially her roommate, Jean (Ginger Rogers). Eventually, Terry gets an opportunity to act--at the expense of Kaye Hamilton (Andrea Leeds). Only after Jean and the others see Terry's response to Kaye's tragedy is she grudgingly accepted into the group. STAGE DOOR is an extraordinarily rich movie, graced by wonderful performances by Rogers, Hepburn, and the entire remarkable ensemble cast.
Movie Category: Feature
Movie MPAA Rating: Nr
Movie Studio: Warner Bros. Digital Dist
Movie Genre: Comedy
Movie Type: Showbiz Comedy, Ensemble Film, Showbiz Drama
Movie Theme: Women's Friendship, Ladder to the Top, Actor's Life
MPAA Warnings: Questionable for Children, Adult Situations
Run Time: 0 (minutes)
Software Format: DVD
Physical Media Format: DVD
Language: English
Street Date: May 3, 2016
TCIN: 51146351
UPC: 888574407537
Item Number (DPCI): 246-03-3822
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