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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 »
NewsDesk:
(37 articles)
A Year with Kate: Epilogue
 (From FilmExperience. 31 December 2014, 10:00 AM, PST)

Farewell to Hepburn Tomorrow
 (From FilmExperience. 30 December 2014, 10:47 AM, PST)

The Men Who Would Be Hughes (Plus Hepburn and the end of Rko)
 (From Alt Film Guide. 6 November 2014, 1:37 PM, PST)

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RandomThoughts About 'Morning Glory' 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) | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
The four portraits that Eva sees in the theatre are of Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt and John Drew. Bernhardt is well-known in her own right even now. The portrait of John Drew is likely to be of John Drew Jr. (1853-1927) rather than John Drew Sr. (1827-1862) (an American actor of the early 1800s). John Drew Jr. was a renowned American actor of the late 1800s, the leading matinée idol of his time. Maude Adams (1872-1953) was one of the most popular American actresses of the 1890s and early 1900s, achieving great fame in J.M. Barrie's plays. Drew Jr. and Adams worked together for five years from 1892, achieving great success and making Adams a star. Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959), with brothers Lionel Barrymore and John Barrymore, was one of the Barrymore siblings who achieved greatness on the American stage and in films. The Barrymore siblings were the niece and nephews of John Drew Jr.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:
Charlie Van Duesen:You're the best young actress in America.
Rita Vernon:I know that.
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15 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
RandomThoughts About 'Morning Glory', 25 February 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

How Katharine Hepburn won an Oscar for Best Actress of this film is a bit mystery. I mean, she's okay, but nothing special. This was only her third film. Many think it would have been more appropriate had she won for "Little Women," her second film, also done in 1933. Frankly, I liked her better in "Alice Adams," her one of three movies she did in 1935.

Whatever. Her character in the movie is better than the story, which totally runs out of steam in the second half, so much so that I, frankly, didn't care at that point what happened to country girl "Eva Lovelace" in her quest to be a big actress in New York City.

Those who like stage plays will like this movie, because that is what it is, based on Zoe Atkins play. Some may find it dated, but that's not unusual considering the date. I find many early 1930s films very dated, but still a lot of fun.

Hepburn plays a charming girl in this, and had a beautiful face when she was young, so I can tolerate her snobby accent. In this story, she was a delight compared to Mary Duncan's role as the spoiled actress, coddled by Adolph Menjou. And speaking of actors, Hepburn may get all the attention but Douglas Fairbanks Jr., is every bit as good as her, if not better, in this film. Why didn't he win an Oscar?

One complaint: it's hard to understand a sizable amount of dialog in here. Words are slurred or breathlessly delivered (I really hate that) and you find yourself saying, "what did she say?" It's ridiculous. I saw this on VHS. However, the good news is that it is now available on disc, as part of the "Katharine Hepburn Collection" and has the subtitle option, if one is interesting in seeing it. There is a catch: you have to pay $50 since it is part of a set.

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