MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 1,093 this week

Joy in the Morning (1965)

 -  Drama  -  5 May 1965 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 180 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 1 critic

Carl Brown and Annie McGairy are in love. Their Irish immigrant parents knew each other in the old country - and Carl's parents want better for their son than Annie, who was raised in the ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb: What to Watch - Guardians of the Galaxy

In the latest episode of IMDb: What to Watch, Keith Simanton talks with director James Gunn and actors Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Vin Diesel about their movie Guardians of the Galaxy.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 24 titles
created 19 Oct 2011
 
J's
a list of 55 titles
created 08 Nov 2011
 
a list of 883 titles
created 31 May 2012
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 26 Jun 2012
 
list image
a list of 791 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Joy in the Morning (1965)

Joy in the Morning (1965) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Joy in the Morning.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Jay Menlow is jilted at the altar by his fiancée, Cynthia Hampton,and his pal, Ross Kingsley, persuades him to use his reserved-in-advance accommodations at the Boca Roca Hotel (... See full summary »

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Robert Goulet, Nancy Kwan, Robert Morse
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

In the Pacific during World War 2, the officers live a comfortable life with good food, good drink and good quarters. To them, war is a game which they know they will win and the common ... See full summary »

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Aldo Ray, Cliff Robertson, Raymond Massey
Beach Ball (1965)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Edd Byrnes tries to get an ethnic-music-studies grant to buy instruments for his rock and roll group, the Wigglers. College-finance-committee members Chris Noel, Gail Gilmore, Mikki Jameson... See full summary »

Director: Lennie Weinrib
Stars: Edd Byrnes, Chris Noel, Robert Logan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A love-struck landlord tries to convince a pretty tenant to dump her fiance and give him a chance.

Director: David Swift
Stars: Jack Lemmon, Carol Lynley, Dean Jones
Wallenberg: A Hero's Story (TV Movie 1985)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The story of Raoul Wallenberg, a Swedish diplomat responsible for saving thousands of lives from the Nazi Holocaust.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Alice Krige, Kenneth Colley
Comedy | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

A college co-ed tries to balance her time writing songs and dealing with her publisher whom tries to pursue her.

Director: Sidney Miller
Stars: Mary Ann Mobley, Joan O'Brien, Nancy Sinatra
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Lennie Weinrib
Stars: Gary Clarke, Chris Noel, Don Edmonds
Certificate: M Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A San Francisco couple travels to France in search of Pablo Picasso.

Director: Robert Sallin
Stars: Albert Finney, Yvette Mimieux, Luis Miguel Dominguín
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A murder case that can't be won is assigned to a young defense attorney. He asks his old ailing friend, a legend among attorneys, for help on the case as his consultant.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Nick Adams, Claude Rains
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

After Robert Christopher and his ship mysteriously disappear in the Caribbean, his two brothers -- Mark and Dean -- travel to St. Kitts to begin their own investigation.

Director: William Witney
Stars: Jeff Richards, Margia Dean, Peter Falk
The Reward (1965)
Drama | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Bounty hunters capture a wanted fugitive, but on the return trip begin to fight among themselves as to who should get the bigger share of the reward.

Director: Serge Bourguignon
Stars: Max von Sydow, Yvette Mimieux, Efrem Zimbalist Jr.
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three American lovelies room together in Madrid and all manage to get themselves into seemingly unhappy relationships with fellows.

Director: Jean Negulesco
Stars: Ann-Margret, Anthony Franciosa, Carol Lynley
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Carl Brown
...
Annie Brown née McGairy
...
Patrick Brown
Oskar Homolka ...
Stan Pulaski
Donald Davis ...
Anthony Byrd
Joan Tetzel ...
Beverly Karter
...
Dean James Darwent
...
Mrs. Lorgan
...
Mary Ellen Kincaid
Bartlett Robinson ...
Professor Victor Newcole
Ellen Atterbury ...
Marriage License Clerk
Harvey Stephens ...
Dr. Marson
Ira Barmak ...
Dr. Kirkson
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Samuel Fordis ...
Cantor (scenes deleted)
Edit

Storyline

Carl Brown and Annie McGairy are in love. Their Irish immigrant parents knew each other in the old country - and Carl's parents want better for their son than Annie, who was raised in the slums. When Annie runs away to marry Carl while he's at college, they have many difficulties, including a college Dean that frowns upon married couples, Carl's angry parents, Carl's jealousy, and Annie's own problems with her sexuality. Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love is more than a good night kiss!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 May 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Alegre amanecer  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

When Annie and Carl are showering in the locker room, you can see that Carl is wearing sweatpants when he's supposed to be nude. See more »

Soundtracks

Joy in the Morning
Music by Sammy Fain
Words by Paul Francis Webster
Sung by Richard Chamberlain
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
Fun for baby-boomers to reminisce
10 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to sit down and enjoy 1965's "Joy in the Morning," a sentimental and melodramatic story about young marriage, without putting the film in context.

If you were a prepubescent girl or teen in the '60s, Richard Chamberlain was one of your dream men in the same way that girls adore Zac Efron now and my mother swooned over Tyrone Power. You had an intern shirt, you had the .45 of "Three Stars Will Shine Tonight" (The Theme from Dr. Kildare" with "Joy in the Morning" on the flip side), and you read fan magazines. And no one who watched "Dr. Kildare" can forget Yvette Mimieux's guest appearance on the show. I can still see her in the final scene of that episode.

So watching "Joy in the Morning," which might be considered a mawkish movie by some, is a trip down memory lane for us. It's about two young people from different social strata who get married and try to make it both financially and as a couple while the man is still in law school. It's actually a sweet story with some good performances - certainly an earnest one from Chamberlain, and from Oscar Homolka, Sidney Blackmer, and Donald Davis (as the "sissy" florist). Petite and beautiful Mimieux was one of the big '60s ingénues, and she does fine, though the character admittedly can get a little annoying. The Bernard Herrmann score, reminiscent of his music in "Vertigo," is instantly recognizable as Herrmann and very good.

Judging this film as if it's supposed to be "Citizen Kane" is like judging "High School Musical" on the same level as "No Country for Old Men." In its day, "Joy in the Morning," with Richard Chamberlain taking off his shirt, making out with Yvette Mimieux and talking about sex was geared toward young girls just learning the facts of life, and hoping that someone like Richard Chamberlain would teach them. Knowing the reality of that dashed hope today doesn't change the innocent memories that it brings back.


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Joy in the Morning (1965) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?