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Stage Door Reviews

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February 27, 2015
The entire cast is stellar, including little knowns Lucille Ball -- "my big break"-- Eve Arden, "real discovery" Andrea Leeds, Jack Carson, and a 14-year-old Ann Miller who lied about her age.
February 12, 2015
Stage Door crackles with zingers ad-libbed by a cast that includes Ginger Rogers, Katharine Hepburn, Eve Arden, and Lucille Ball.
February 10, 2012
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.
March 26, 2009
It is funny in spots, emotionally effective occasionally, and generally brisk and entertaining.
April 14, 2007
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 | Original Score: A-
June 24, 2006
One of the great sassy-women comedy-dramas of the '30s.
March 14, 2006
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 | Original Score: A+
March 18, 2005
Second only to the incomparable All About Eve as the best movie ever made about the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 14, 2005
The movie is hilarious and touching with classic scenes of Hepburn trying to emote her lines about calla lilies.
| Original Score: A-
February 18, 2005
If you love movies, Stage Door is mandatory viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
March 2, 2004
**** All About Eve. The real masterpiece about women and theater is Gregory La Cava's Stage Door.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 1, 2004
Snappy adaptation of the play marred only by an outburst of sappiness at the end.
| Original Score: 4/5
July 16, 2003
Amazing cast, wonderful script, comedy and tragedy. A classic film.
| Original Score: 5/5
May 24, 2003
The plot is, in fact, unimportant, as the piece has an atmosphere and accuracy that remains entirely convincing.
May 15, 2003
Hepburn is at her best here, witty and challenging and dangerous.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
April 21, 2002
Good, solid, 1930s entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
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 | Original Score: 5/5
January 1, 2000
Stage Door (1937) is director Gregory La Cava's superb, realistic film about show business, female camaraderie, and the lives of aspiring, rival actresses
June 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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