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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 14 August 1958 (Japan)
While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »
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Noel Airman
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Marjorie Morgenstern
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Rose Morgenstern
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Arnold Morgenstern
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Wally Wronkin (as Marty Milner)
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Marsha Zelenko
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Maxwell Greech
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Dr. David Harris
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Lou Michaelson
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Sandy Lamm (as Edward Byrnes)
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Philip Berman
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Puddles Podell
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Imogene Norman
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Uncle Samson
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While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met. Meanwhile, their relationship deepens (though, consistent with '50s Hollywood mores, the more full-fledged sexuality in their relationship is never explicitly communicated... Written by HelenLipson<lipson@mnstate.edu>

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Would this glamorous girl choose love...or a star-spangled Career? See more »

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Drama | Romance

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14 August 1958 (Japan)  »

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Die Liebe der Marjorie Morningstar  »

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Trivia

Paul Newman was initially offered the role of Noel Airman that eventually went to Gene Kelly. Danny Kaye was also offered the Airman role, but turned it down as being "too Jewish." See more »

Goofs

At Marsha's wedding, Marjorie extinguishes her cigarette twice. See more »

Quotes

Marjorie Morgenstern: Were you in love with Papa when you married him?
Rose Morgenstern: When I met your father I was in love with Rudolph Valentino.
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There is a credit for the perfume worn by the leading players. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Stars of the Silver Screen: Natalie Wood (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

A Very Precious Love
Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Paul Francis Webster
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Good Adaptation of A Great Novel
14 June 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Herman Wouk's classic coming of age novel about a young Jewish girl who wants to be an actress is faithfully brought to the screen by director Irving Rapper.Natalie Wood was,without a doubt one of the most beautiful women to ever grace the silver screen,and although her performance here is not nearly as good as the one audiences would be treated to two years later in "Splendor In The Grass",she's just so goshdarned gorgeous that it doesn't matter.A competent supporting cast,with Ed Wynn,and his bullfighting skit at the Mexican fiesta being one of the highlights.And the Passover Seder,with the little kids fidgeting,and the looks on everyone else's faces letting you know that everyone was ready for the food to be brought out hours ago definitely brought back memories.See the movie,and if you've never read the book,try to find a copy.I think I must have read it about 5 times when I was a kid.


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