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The Morning After (1974)

A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.

Director:

Richard T. Heffron

Writers:

Richard Matheson (teleplay), Jack B. Weiner (novel) (as Jack Weiner)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dick Van Dyke ... Charlie Lester
Lynn Carlin ... Fran Lester
Don Porter ... Rudy King
Linda Lavin ... Toni
Jewel Blanch Jewel Blanch ... Karen Lester
Sam Gilman ... Fisherman
Joshua Bryant ... Dr. Emmett
Richard Derr ... Dr. Tillman
Robert Hover Robert Hover ... Frank Lester
Carolyn Ames Carolyn Ames ... Carol Lester
Doug Johnson Doug Johnson ... Stewart
Dermott Downs ... Danny Lester
Jim Raymond Jim Raymond ... Mr. Doherty (as Jim B. Raymond)
Penny Kunard Penny Kunard ... Mrs. Doherty
Sandy Ward ... Telly Curran
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Storyline

A successful public relations man's refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.

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Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 February 1974 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Wolper Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In his memoirs, Dick Van Dyke called his performance "one of the best and most powerful pieces of acting in my career, as well as one of the most personal." See more »

Quotes

Rudy King: [after Charlie has attended an important meeting while hung over] I'm not going to mince words, Charlie. We've known each other too long for that. You were a disgrace this morning; I can still smell the liquor on your breath. I don't know how many of those men knew you were hung over, but I certainly did.
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Soundtracks

When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
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Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung by Dick Van Dyke, Lynn Carlin, Penny Kunard and Jim Raymond
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A must see for all!!!
15 February 2007 | by mcdaniel1951See all my reviews

I would love to have a copy of this movie. I saw it when it was on TV and I was actively drinking very heavily. I have been sober 30 years now but I will never forget this movie. Anyone know where to get a copy??? I feel like it would be an impact on may lives of alcoholics as well as drug abusers. It has a very profound message for all ages. The realism stems from Van Dykes own personal bout with alcohol abuse. He brings to the movie what no other has done and I have seen a lot of movies about addiction. Recovery programs this is a must see!!! Individuals with addictions should see this movie. It will make you self examine your addictions. Please, someone get this out to the public again. It should never have been stopped from viewing in the first place.


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