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Title: Morning Glory


Date: 1933
Type: Drama
Rating: 3 Stars 3/5
Colour: Black and White
Director: Lowell Sherman
Producer:

Comment
An aspiring actress (Katharine Hepburn) arrives in New York to start her career and meets a theatre producer (Adolphe Menjou), an elderly actor (C Aubrey Smith) and a playwright (Douglas Fairbanks Jr) who all fall under her spell in different ways. The film is all about the performance of Katharine Hepburn who dominates the film and although she won an oscar for her performance it does come over strange and forced. In many ways not her best performance but it did help start her career. The film looses its way in the last third and comes to an abrupt end. There is good support from C Aubrey Smith as the older English actor and Mary Duncan as the egotistical actress.

Actors

Katharine HepburnKatharine Hepburn
Douglas Fairbanks JrDouglas Fairbanks Jr
Adolphe MenjouAdolphe Menjou
Mary DuncanMary Duncan
C Aubrey SmithC Aubrey Smith
Geneva MitchellGeneva Mitchell
Helen WareHelen Ware

Oscars

Won - Best Actress - Katharine Hepburn
Production

RKO Radio Pictures
Morning Glory