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Stage Door Reviews

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Don Druker
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

February 10, 2012
Variety Staff
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It is funny in spots, emotionally effective occasionally, and generally brisk and entertaining.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
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

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A-

April 14, 2007
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.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: A+

March 14, 2006
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

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

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 4/4

March 18, 2005
Mark Robison
Reno Gazette-Journal

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

| Original Score: A-

March 14, 2005
Don Willmott

If you love movies, Stage Door is mandatory viewing.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

February 18, 2005
Sarah Chauncey

| Original Score: 4/5

June 4, 2004
Dan Callahan
Slant Magazine

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

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 4/4

March 2, 2004
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Snappy adaptation of the play marred only by an outburst of sappiness at the end.

| Original Score: 4/5

March 1, 2004
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 4/5

August 22, 2003
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

Amazing cast, wonderful script, comedy and tragedy. A classic film.

| Original Score: 5/5

July 16, 2003


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

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Jeffrey M. Anderson
San Francisco Examiner

Hepburn is at her best here, witty and challenging and dangerous.

| Original Score: 5/5

May 15, 2003
Rob Blackwelder

| Original Score: 3/5

August 5, 2002
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

Good, solid, 1930s entertainment.

Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 21, 2002

TV Guide's Movie Guide

A stellar cast, superb direction, and a screenplay even better than the stage play on which it was based, all add up to one of the best movies about show business -- or about women living together -- ever made.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 5/5

January 1, 2000
Tim Dirks
Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

Stage Door (1937) is director Gregory La Cava's superb, realistic film about show business, female camaraderie, and the lives of aspiring, rival actresses

Full Review Source: Tim Dirks' The Greatest Films

January 1, 2000
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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One of the great sassy-women comedy-dramas of the '30s.

Full Review Source: Time Out

June 24, 2006
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