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"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on March 24, 1940 with Adolphe Menjou reprising his film role.

Katharine Hepburn claimed that she used Ruth Gordon as the inspiration for her performance.

Katharine Hepburn is the only movie star to win four Academy Awards (2009) for her leading roles in Morning Glory, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, The Lion in Winter, and On Golden Pond.

Adolphe Menjou re-created his role as Louis Easton for the "Lux Radio Theatre" hour-long version of this film, broadcast on October 12, 1942 by CBS. Co-starring were Judy Garland as Eva Lovelace and John Payne as Joseph Sheridan.

Filmed in 17 days.



Hepburn and Fairbanks performed the balcony scene from "Romeo and Juliet" in costume, but it was not used in the picture.

The four portraits that Eva sees in the theatre are of Maude Adams, Ethel Barrymore, Sarah Bernhardt and John Drew. Sarah Bernhardt is well-known in her own right even now. The portrait of John Drew is likely to be of John Drew Jr (1853-1927) rather than John Drew Sr (1827-1862) (an American actor of the early 1800s). John Drew Jr was a renowned American actor of the late 1800s, the leading matinée idol of his time. Maude Adams (1872-1953) was one of the most popular American actresses of the 1890s and early 1900s, achieving great fame in J. M. Barrie's plays. Drew Jr and Adams worked together for 5 years from 1892, achieving great success and making Adams a star. Ethel Barrymore (1879-1959), with brothers Lionel and John, was one of the Barrymore siblings who achieved greatness on the American Stage and in films. The Barrymore siblings were the niece and nephews of John Drew Jr.


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