Release dateMay 4, 1934 (1934-05-04) Based onthe 1933 play Double Door
by Elizabeth A. McFadden WriterJack Cunningham, Gladys Lehman, Elizabeth McFadden (play) GenresHorror, Drama film, Mystery CastEvelyn Venable, Mary Morris, Anne Revere, Kent Taylor Similar moviesRelated Charles Vidor movies
Double Door is a 1934 American Pre-Code drama film directed by Charles Vidor and written by Jack Cunningham and Gladys Lehman. It is based on the 1933 Broadway play of the same name by Elizabeth A. McFadden.
The film stars Evelyn Venable, Mary Morris, Anne Revere and Kent Taylor. Morris and Revere reprised their Broadway roles. Though Morris had a long stage career, this is her only film performance.
The film was released on May 4, 1934, by Paramount Pictures.
A domineering woman, Victoria Van Brett, tries to destroy her brother (Rip)'s marriage to young Anne Darrow.
Evelyn Venable as Anne Darrow
Mary Morris as Victoria Van Brett
Anne Revere as Caroline Van Brett
Kent Taylor as Rip Van Brett
Guy Standing as Mortimer Neff
Colin Tapley as Dr. John Lucas
Virginia Howell as Avery
Halliwell Hobbes as Mr. Chase
Frank Dawson as Telson
Helen Shipman as Louise
Leonard Carey as William
The New York Times review was favorable: "The film version of Miss McFadden's play is a careful and intelligent copy of the original." Morris was praised for her "highly effective performance", while "Evelyn Venable, as the young wife, and Anne Revere, as the sister (the part she played on the stage), are admirable foils for the cruel old witch. They are reinforced effectively by Kent Taylor, Sir Guy Standing and Colin Tapley."