1–6 EXT. FOOTLIGHTS CLUB—DUSK
“FOOTLIGHTS CLUB”—on the front of this house.
Dust pan—broom—as dust being swept into pan, we hear voice singing “IL BACIO” by L. Arditi—as Hattie stoops down into scene, CAMERA PULLS BACK AND PANS UP—we see maid, Hattie singing; girls scattered over b.g. in living room CAMERA PANS WITH Hattie as she crosses, dumps an ashtray into dust pan—on table beside Judith who sits reading—Olga is playing the piano. Bernice enters to mail rack.
Do you have to do that?
Oh, pipe down...
(without looking up from magazine) Get that customer, Hattie.
If it’s for me, I’m in...
(sings) It rings and it sings—tra-la... (into phone) Hello...
Is it for me?
I dunno. (into phone) Miss Judith? Oh, Miss Judith...
(stopping beside Judith) It’s yours, Judy.
Look what Mother sent me from Louisiana.
(rising) What are they?
Pecans? Let’s open one—maybe there’s a check in it.
Give me one.
8 DIFFERENT ANGLE
(over phone) Well, I had a date, but I guess I can get out of it...Sure, I can get a girl...
Where is she?
(Into phone) Okay! (to Jean) Who?
Jean goes on by.
(into phone) Not you.
Oh, there you are!
I beg your pardon.
Come on—take ‘em off!
Are you speaking to me?
You heard what I said—take off my stockings...
(overlapping Jean) What stockings?
Wait a minute! These are my stockings.
Oh, Mrs. Orcutt, Linda’s doing a strip-tease.
Oh, is that so!
The ad lib here is all overlapped.
(rises) Is that so?
Can I help it if I get a Singer’s midget for a roommate?
9 CLOSE SHOT
What’s the trouble?
Girls! (rushing off to them)
10–12 PAN SHOT
Girls! Please! What’s going on here?
Stage Door (1937)
Synopsis: Comedy melodrama set in a women's boarding house for aspiring actresses