The trials and tribulations of a set of Broadway-dreaming young women are in full display in RKO's Stage Door. Katherine Hepburn is stuffy socialite who moves into the Footlight Club, a rooming house for ladies trying to make it on Broadway. There, she runs afoul of Ginger Rogers, a more down-to-earth hoofer who won't take any guff from the nose-in-the-air Hepburn. A hilarious and moving look at following one's dreams to Broadway, Stage Door is a great showcase for the very different styles of acting in Hepburn, Rogers, and newcomers Lucille Ball, Eve Arden and Ann Miller.
35mm print courtesy Warner Bros.