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Stage Struck (1925)

A young woman dreams of becoming a great actress. When her boyfriend starts to flirt with an actual actress, she becomes jealous and decides to fight with her rival.

Director:

Allan Dwan

Writers:

Frank R. Adams (story), Forrest Halsey (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Gloria Swanson ... Jenny Hagen
Lawrence Gray ... Orme Wilson
Gertrude Astor ... Lillian Lyons
Oliver Sandys Oliver Sandys ... Hilda Wagner (as Marguerite Evans)
Ford Sterling ... Buck
Carrie Scott Carrie Scott ... Mrs. Wagner
Emil Hoch Emil Hoch ... Mr. Wagner
Margery Whittington Margery Whittington ... Soubrette
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A young woman dreams of becoming a great actress. When her boyfriend starts to flirt with an actual actress, she becomes jealous and decides to fight with her rival.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

16 November 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Screen Struck See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$241,507
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Stage Struck was filmed in the Ohio River town of New Martinsville, WV. During the town's 150th anniversary in 1988, the film was shown with a live pianist in the town's newly renovated historic theater. See more »

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Referenced in Sunset Blvd. (1950) See more »

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Inventive and Funny

A sad waitress falls in love with dim douchebag and must pretend to be an actress to win his affection. It's archaic, but man is it inventive. The camera's perspective does a ton of the heavy lifting, effectively creating many of the cinematic tools we've come to expect at this point (hard cuts, close ups, depth and scope). Swanson is also way ahead of her time; really lives her character, both the helplessly zany humor and the deeply sad obsessions.


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