Curtain Call (1940 film)

Curtain Call is a 1940 comedy, directed by Frank Woodruff and starring Barbara Read, Helen Vinson, Alan Mowbray and Donald MacBride. The film was followed by a sequel, Footlight Fever, released in 1941.

Curtain Call
Original theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Woodruff
Produced byHoward Benedict
Screenplay byDalton Trumbo
Story byHoward J. Green
StarringBarbara Read
Alan Mowbray
Donald MacBride
Music byRoy Webb
CinematographyRussell Metty
Edited byHarry Marker
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
  • April 26, 1940 (1940-04-26) (US)
Running time
63 min.
CountryUnited States


Two theatrical producers plan to get even with a demanding actress by tricking her into starring in the worst play they can find. The producer and director conspire to give the actress a dreadful role to play from the script of "The End of Everything". The plot to mislead the actress, however, backfires when she loves the role and gives a stellar performance, which turns the play into a hit. [2][3]

Main cast


  1. "Curtain Call: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved April 12, 2014.
  2. "Curtain Call (1940". Retrieved 18 July 2013.
  3. "Curtain Call(1940)". IMDb. Retrieved 18 July 2013.

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