A woman adored by the people around her ultimately struggles to be happy with herself.
The Emily Ann Faulkner/Rita Shawn character (played by Kim Stanley) was primarily based on Marilyn Monroe with elements of the lives of Joan Crawford and Judy Garland.
Well, she's got something, Dutch. She's very good in this picture. She's going to attract a lot of attention. She's got what I call the quality of availability.
Emily claims that Stage Door, a play she appeared in during high school, was written by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman; in reality it was written by Kaufman and Edna Ferber.