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Director:
Writers:
Howard J. Green (screen play)
Zoe Akins (from the play by)
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Release Date:
18 August 1933 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She'll give you the heart thrill of your life ! See more »
Plot:
When a naively innocent, aspiring actress arrives on the Broadway scene, she is taken under the wing of several theater veterans who mentor her to ultimate success. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. See more »
User Reviews:
All About Eva Lovelace See more (33 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Katharine Hepburn ... Eva Lovelace

Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Joseph Sheridan

Adolphe Menjou ... Louis Easton

Mary Duncan ... Rita Vernon

C. Aubrey Smith ... Hedges
Don Alvarado ... Pepi
Fred Santley ... Seymour (as Fredric Santly)
Richard Carle ... Henry Lawrence
Tyler Brooke ... Charles Van Duesen
Geneva Mitchell ... Miss Hall
Helen Ware ... Miss Navarre
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Adair ... Roberts (uncredited)
Ralph Bard ... Head Usher (uncredited)

Billy Bletcher ... Actor (uncredited)
Robert Bolder ... Actor (uncredited)

John Carradine ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Louise Carver ... Miss Waterman (uncredited)
Helene Chadwick ... Miss Murray (uncredited)
Shirley Chambers ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Helen Collins ... Bit Role (uncredited)
D'Arcy Corrigan ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Nathan Curry ... Elevator Operator (uncredited)
Harry D'Arcy ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Helen Dickson ... Miss Tracy (uncredited)
Joan Dix ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Florence Dudley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
James Duffy ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jay Eaton ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Bill Fisher ... Grip (uncredited)
Carter Gibson ... Bit Role (uncredited)
John Gough ... Actor (uncredited)
Carlton Griffin ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Actor (uncredited)
Theresa Harris ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Althea Henley ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Leroy Johnson ... Theater Janitor (uncredited)
Julanne Johnston ... Bit Role (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Prop Man (uncredited)
Winifred Landis ... Dowager (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Actor (uncredited)
George Periolat ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Arthur Rankin ... Frank (uncredited)
Frances Raymond ... Dowager (uncredited)
Sana Rayya ... Emma (uncredited)
Harrington Reynolds ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Jack Rice ... Newspaperman (uncredited)

Vera Steadman ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Al Stewart ... Actor (uncredited)
Ray Stewart ... Pedestrian (uncredited)
Jerome Storm ... Actor (uncredited)
Edward Thomas ... Ticket Taker (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Smoker in Diner (uncredited)
Pauline Wagner ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Mildred Washington ... Rita Vernon's Dresser (uncredited)
Florence Wix ... Bit Role (uncredited)
William Worthington ... Banker (uncredited)
Otto Yamaoka ... Servant (uncredited)

Directed by
Lowell Sherman 
 
Writing credits
Howard J. Green (screen play)

Zoe Akins (from the play by)

Produced by
Pandro S. Berman .... producer
Merian C. Cooper .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Max Steiner 
 
Cinematography by
Bert Glennon (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
William Hamilton 
 
Set Decoration by
Charles M. Kirk (settings) (as Chick Kirk)
Van Nest Polglase (settings)
Ray Moyer (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Walter Plunkett (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
C.J. White .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Hartnett .... assistant director (uncredited)
Edward Killy .... assistant director: additional scenes (uncredited)
F. Harmon Weight .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Little .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Hugh McDowell Jr. .... recordist
George D. Ellis .... recordist: additional scenes (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Harry Redmond Sr. .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Charles Burke .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Henry W. Gerrard .... photographer: additional scenes (uncredited)
Russell Metty .... camera operator (uncredited)
Ollie Sigurdson .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Harry Hart .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music recordist (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Katherine Doyle .... stand-in: Katherine Hepburn (uncredited)
Carter Gibson .... stand-in: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
74 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Canada:PG (Ontario) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1940 with Adolphe Menjou reprising his film role.See more »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: Mic shadow on wall as Sheridan drags Eva out of dressing room after star quits play on opening night.See more »
Quotes:
Robert Harley Hedges:Youth has its hour of glory... but too often it's only a morning glory, the flower that fades before the sun is very high.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Flaming Guns (1932)See more »

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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
All About Eva Lovelace, 3 November 2000
Author: lugonian from Kissimmee, Florida

MORNING GLORY (RKO Radio, 1933), directed by Lowell Sherman, stars Katharine Hepburn in her third feature film and one she was born to play. The story involves Eva Lovelace (Hepburn), an aspiring actress from Vermont who comes to New York City in hope to get an acting job in the theater. While at an employment office, she comes across a veteran actor (C. Aubrey Smith), a theatrical manager (Adolphe Menjou), and a young playwright (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) who, at first, thinks she's "daffy." Eventually, the leading lady (Mary Duncan) of the upcoming play walks out on opening night because the producer refuses to meet her salary demands. Then Eva, the understudy, is given her big opportunity to take her place. After her stage performance (which is not presented on screen), Eva steals the show and becomes an overnight success. Now in love with the playwright (Fairbanks), Eva comes to realize then and there that a career and a relationship cannot mix, which places her in a dilemma.

While Hepburn won her first Academy Award for her performance here, I personally feel her role as Jo March in LITTLE WOMEN (RKO, 1933) was far better suited for her and should have gotten the award for that one instead. And like the character of Eva Lovelace, no one can be Jo March but Kate Hepburn. The story elements to MORNING GLORY does echo Kate's early stage origins. In spite of some scenes where she, at times, overacts, this is HER movie from start to finish. In a TV documentary on Kate's movie career, it was said that Constance Bennett was scheduled star as Eva Lovelace, but when Kate read the script, she saw herself as that character and got to play her instead. Kate is, however, convincing when she changes from naive youth to a mature woman. The movie includes some very witty dialog to help the story along. Great bit: The exchange between Mary Duncan and Geneva Mitchell outside Menjou's office, "You've gained."/ Response: "I'll soon be your size, my dear!" Another memorable scene is Kate's reenacting the "Romeo and Juliet" balcony scene at a dinner party. Kate and Adolphe Menjou later appeared in STAGE DOOR (RKO, 1937) with Ginger Rogers, which improved over MORNING GLORY. Both have the elements of looking like a filmed stage play, but the 1937 production presented more characters and a plot that moved at a faster pace.

MORNING GLORY, which was distributed on video cassette in the 1980s, first by Nostalgia Merchant and later through RKO Radio Home Video, played regularly on the American Movie Classics cable channel prior to 2000. MORNING GLORY was remade in 1958 as STAGE STRUCK with Susan Strasberg and Henry Fonda, but while both versions can be seen from time to time on Turner Classic Movies, it appears that MORNING GLORY happens to be the better known of the two. (**1/2)

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