Stage Struck (1925 film)

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.

Stage Struck
1926 Swedish theatrical poster
Directed byAllan Dwan
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written bySylvia LaVarre (adaptation)
Screenplay byForrest Halsey
Story byFrank R. Adams
StarringGloria Swanson
Lawrence Gray
Gertrude Astor
Ford Sterling
CinematographyGeorge Webber
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 16, 1925 (1925-11-16)
Running time
87 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


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][2] 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.[3][4]

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