Stage Struck (1925 film)

Stage Struck

1926 Swedish theatrical poster
Directed by Allan Dwan
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Sylvia LaVarre (adaptation)
Screenplay by Forrest Halsey
Story by Frank R. Adams
Starring Gloria Swanson
Lawrence Gray
Gertrude Astor
Ford Sterling
Cinematography George Webber
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
  • November 16, 1925 (1925-11-16)
Running time
87 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Stage Struck is a 1925 American silent comedy film starring Gloria Swanson, Lawrence Gray, Gertrude Astor, and Ford Sterling. The film was directed by Allan Dwan, and released by Paramount Pictures with the opening and ending sequences filmed in the early two-color Technicolor.


Jennie Hagan (Swanson) is a waitress who dreams of becoming a star. When a real theatrical diva (Astor) arrives in town, Jennie schemes to get a part on the stage.


Production notes

The majority of the film was shot in location in New Martinsville, West Virginia.[1] Other sequences were shot at the Astoria Studio in Astoria, Queens.

Preservation status

In 2004, the film, including its Technicolor sequences, was restored by the George Eastman House film archive. A copy of the film is also in the British Film Institute collection.[2][3]

See also


  1. Foster, Charles (2000). Stardust and Shadows : Canadians in Early Hollywood. Dundurn. p. 114. ISBN 1-550-02348-9.
  2. Stage Struck at the database
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Stage Struck
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