Director: Lowell Sherman Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Adolphe Menjou, Mary Duncan, C. Aubrey Smith, Don Alvarado, Geneva Mitchell, Fred Santley
Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role (Katharine Hepburn)
I First Saw In: 2015
Synopsis: When a naïvely innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theatre veterans who mentor her to ultimate success.
Did You Know? The entire movie was filmed in just 17 days.
Quotables: EVA: My name’s Eva Lovelace. It’s partly made-up and partly real.
And now a Word from the Guise:
Katharine Hepburn, the First Lady of Cinema, shines as a prideful and headstrong young would-be actress. Her drunk scene was just terrific! It’s a delightful little film about the cut-throat world of theatre, the perfidy and vanity of the actors, their (however feigned) idolatry of the directors, and the fickleness of the audience. I think I’m going to wish most of the films in my Oscar Madness inventory were shorter, but I would have liked this one to have been a little longer.
Oscar Madness Ranking – ??? out of 233