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Morning Glory (1933)

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.

Director:

Lowell Sherman

Writers:

Howard J. Green (screen play), Zoe Akins (from the play by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Katharine Hepburn ... Eva Lovelace
Douglas Fairbanks Jr. ... Joseph Sheridan
Adolphe Menjou ... Louis Easton
Mary Duncan ... Rita Vernon
C. Aubrey Smith ... Rorbert Harley Hedges
Don Alvarado ... Pepi Velez
Fred Santley Fred Santley ... Will Seymour (as Fredric Santly)
Richard Carle ... Henry Lawrence
Tyler Brooke Tyler Brooke ... Charles Van Duesen
Geneva Mitchell ... Gwendolyn Hall
Helen Ware ... Nellie Navarre
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Storyline

Eva Lovelace, would-be actress trying to crash the New York stage, is a wildly optimistic chatterbox full of theatrical mannerisms. Her looks, more than her talent, attract the interest of a paternal actor, a philandering producer, and an earnest playwright. Is she destined for stardom or the "casting couch"? Will she fade after the brief blooming of a "morning glory"? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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She'll give you the heart thrill of your life ! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 August 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gloria de un día See more »

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Budget:

$239,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Victor System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed in 17 days. See more »

Goofs

When a newspaper clipping is shown on screen, the Broadway impresario's name in the article is Lewis Easton. In the end credits, the character's name is Louis Easton. See more »

Quotes

Rita Vernon: You know, the only way to live through a party like this is to get good and tight.
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Referenced in Broadway Melody of 1936 (1935) See more »

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Katharine Hepburn was unique
25 July 2003 | by Petey-10See all my reviews

Katharine Hepburn plays Eva Lovelace who comes to New York dreaming to become a star in the world of theater.Morning Glory from 1933 is a fine drama.It has witty dialogue and the acting work is brilliant.Douglas Fairbanks Jr (1909-2000) plays Joseph Sheridan.But this movie works mostly because of Hepburn's excellent performance.She is just glorious in this movie.Morning Glory was her third movie and she won her first Oscar from this.Sadly this legendary actress died recently in the age of 96.The world lost a great talent in her.There will be no one like her again.But we can always watch her old movies like Morning Glory and be amazed by her greatness.Katharine Hepburn;The stage is yours!


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