TV Tuesday: Stage Door 1948

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Seventy-five years, ago, today, the TV movie Stage Door aired. The information on this movie is limited but, there is a record of it in the IMDb. Based on a 1936 stage play, written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman

[It is] about a group of struggling actresses who room at the Footlights Club, a fictitious theatrical boardinghouse in New York City, modeled after the real-life Rehearsal Club. The three-act comedy opened on Broadway on October 22, 1936, at the Music Box Theatre and ran for 169 performances. The play was adapted into the 1937 film of the same name and was also adapted for television.

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Directed by Ed Sobol, it starred Louisa Horton, Harvey Stephens, Mary Anderson, John Forsythe, Enid Markey and Mary Alice Moore. It was an hour & 30 minutes long and there is no indication as to which network carried it. The 1937 film adaption starred Katharine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball.

An additional one-hour television adaption aired on CBS in April of 1955. There are plenty of clips on YouTube from the 1937 movie but, nothing from either television version.

14 thoughts on “TV Tuesday: Stage Door 1948

    Badfinger (Max) said:
    March 29, 2023 at 12:10 AM

    I’ve either read about it or seen it. I do remember that name

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 29, 2023 at 11:19 AM

      I’d never heard of it until I plugged in the dates on IMDb. Finding the old stuff is fun. Trying to get actual data on the old stuff is a pain in the ass. The good news is, IMDb continues to grow. I am a contributor. Wikipedia seems to be going in the opposite direction. More and more people seem to be disappearing from that data base. The director of the film used to be on Wikipedia but, all that is left is a red link, leading to nowhere. Why delete it?

        Badfinger (Max) said:
        March 29, 2023 at 11:43 AM

        Yea that makes no sense in deleting it. I’ve never been a contributor but I thought about it.

          The Hinoeuma responded:
          March 29, 2023 at 1:08 PM

          IMDb is a rat maze. Fair warning. Most folks sign in to review stuff. Posting pix and updating tags in pix can try your patience.

          I have also contributed to Wiki. That is another maze. I get away with neutral stuff like, correcting spelling or dates of a particular event or updating entertainment. You can’t get into the political realm. That is tightly controlled so that any conservative or dissenting opinion is blocked and/or wiped out.

          Correcting music posts is OK.

            Badfinger (Max) said:
            March 29, 2023 at 1:47 PM

            Its a great thing for future people looking up things.

              The Hinoeuma responded:
              March 29, 2023 at 3:16 PM

              Only if the data is correct. A large portion of Wiki is left-wing, made up lies.

    nostalgicitalian said:
    March 29, 2023 at 3:51 AM

    Hope you are feeling better!! Welcome back!

    Rusty Armor said:
    March 29, 2023 at 2:46 PM

    I hope your hiatus had good results for your health. I vaguely remember the 1955 version.

      The Hinoeuma responded:
      March 29, 2023 at 11:21 AM

      It did, indeed. Thanks for stopping by. I know you have far worse troubles than I.

      So, you remember seeing the hour long one on CBS? That is extraordinary.

    christiansmusicmusings said:
    March 29, 2023 at 7:18 PM

    Sorry to hear about your health problems, that sucks! I hope you’re feeling better and wish you a full and speedy recovery!

    doerfpub said:
    March 29, 2023 at 11:30 PM

    That is rather obscure – had a high powered cast though.

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