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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 »
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(32 articles)
A Year with Kate: State of the Union (1948)
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Oscars by the Numbers: 33 Fascinating Academy Awards Statistics
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A Year With Kate: Morning Glory (1933)
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Kate Went On To Be Great 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)
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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)

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Trivia:
Katharine Hepburn claimed that she used Ruth Gordon as the inspiration for her performance.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:
Eva Lovelace:Nellie, they've all been trying to frighten me. They've been trying to frighten me into being sensible, but they can't do it. Not now. Not yet. They've got to let me be as foolish as I want to be. I-I want to ride through the crowd. I want to- I want to go buy me a mink coat...See more »

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12 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Kate Went On To Be Great, 8 October 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Was there ever a brighter more eager theatrical hopeful than Katharine Hepburn in Morning Glory? She set the standard for playing them in this her third film and first Oscar winning performance.

Young Eva Lovelace comes into the office of producer Adolphe Menjou looking for her first big break. She charms everyone with both her innocence and determination. Menjou, playwright Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and old time actor C. Aubrey Smith all seem to be completely charmed by her.

Morning Glory is a short film and I'm sure there's a director's cut out there somewhere. Note after Hepburn meets all the three mentioned above in Menjou's office, they cut next to where she's going to a party at Menjou's and there's reference to some out of town play she did on tour in which she must have flopped badly. It's eluded that Fairbanks was the one who cast her. I'm wondering if audiences in 1933 saw more than the 74 minutes that are on my VHS copy.

One of these days TCM should run Morning Glory back to back with All About Eve. Essentially it's the same story with a protagonist who's wicked and manipulative instead of innocent.

Hepburn got her Oscar for the way she did the classics after having a little too much champagne. She does Hamlet's 'to be or not to be' and then she really electrifies the guests and Menjou's party and I'm sure the movie goers with her recitation of Juliet's soliloquy from the balcony scene. When you got Will Shakespeare doing your dialog did the other contenders for the Oscar have a prayer?

Morning Glory, a chance to see the young Kate go on to be great.

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