Morning Glory

Morning Glory

Katharine Hepburn
Director: Lowell Sherman Cast: Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
, Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
, Adolphe Menjou
Adolphe Menjou
Lowell Sherman

DVD (Subtitled / Full Frame)



Katharine Hepburn won her first Oscar for her portrayal of Eva Lovelace, a small-town community-theatre actress who comes to New York dreaming of theatrical stardom. She amuses producer Adolphe Menjou and playwright Douglas Fairbanks Jr. with her naively pretentious prattle, but neither man takes her too seriously. Both, however are attracted to Eva: Menjou has a brief affair with her, but she yearns for the more reserved Fairbanks. Partly out of sympathy, Fairbanks arranges for Eva to understudy the troublesome star (Mary Duncan) of Menjou's latest production. When the star walks out on opening night, Eva goes on in her stead, and is universally hailed as a brilliant new find. Backstage after her triumph, Eva is warned not to let her sudden success go to her head lest she become a "morning glory": a briefly spectacular "bloomer" that withers and dies within a very short time. Proof of this warning is Eva's maid, a middle-aged woman who had also been an instant star years earlier. But Eva is too intoxicated by the thrill of realizing her life's dream; embracing her weeping maid, Eva declares to the world that she doesn't care if she is a morning glory. The film fades as Eva shouts defiantly "I'm not afraid! I'm not afraid!" Adapted from a stage play by Zoe Akins, Morning Glory was remade in 1957 as Stage Struck, with Susan Strasberg as Eva Lovelace.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2017
UPC: 0888574513665
Original Release: 1933
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:14:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Katharine Hepburn Ada Love/"Eva Lovelace"
Douglas Fairbanks Joseph Sheridan
Adolphe Menjou Louis Easton
Mary Duncan Rita Vernon
C. Aubrey Smith Robert Harley Hedges
Don Alvarado Pepe Velez, the Gigolo
Richard Carle Henry Lawrence, Elderly Critic
Tyler Brooke Charles Van Dusen, Alcoholic Writer
Geneva Mitchell Gwendolyn Hall
Robert Adair Roberts, the Butler
Helen Ware Nellie, Lovelace's Dresser
Fred Santley Will Seymour, Easton's Assistant
Arthur Rankin Frank, Easton's Front Desk Clerk
Mildred Washington Emma, Rita's Dresser

Technical Credits
Lowell Sherman Director
Zoë Akins Screenwriter
Pandro S. Berman Producer
Mel Burns Makeup
Bert Glennon Cinematographer
Howard J. Green Screenwriter
Willaim Hamilton Editor
Charles Kirk Art Director
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Max Steiner Score Composer

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