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Morning Glory (1933) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Lowell Sherman and produced by Pandro S. Berman and Merian C. Cooper.

Academy Awards 1932/33 --- Ceremony Number 6 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressKatharine HepburnWon
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DOUBLE BILL #9: Morning Glory (1933) and Stage Door (1937)

By Carol Martinheira on Dec 10, 2017 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #9: Morning Glory (1933) and Stage Door (1937) On December 10, 2017December 10, 2017 By CarolIn Uncategorized Ah, the theater. That wonderful thing out there, drenched in magic and lights, that only a handful of people will break into and conquer. It?s an e... Read full article


Katharine Hepburn Faces Fear and Fame in MORNING GLORY (1933) Recently updated !

By Margaret Perry on Apr 29, 2015 From Margaret Perry

?Youth has its hour of glory, but too often it is only a morning glory, the flower that fades before the sun if very high.? (from MORNING GLORY?(1933)) ?No other star has emerged with greater rapidity or with more ecstatic acclaim. No other star, either, has become so unpopular so quickly for so lon... Read full article


Morning Glory (1933) (2)

By Wade Sheeler on Mar 3, 2014 From Pretty Clever Films

Katherine Hepburn?s star was rising when she ?agreed? to be in her third film, following head turning freshman and sophomore performances in 1932?s A Bill of Divorcement and 1933?s Christopher Strong. Her agent-lover Leland Hayward was able to finagle a heretofore unheard of deal with RKO Pictures, ... Read full article


Morning Glory (1933) (1)

on Aug 26, 2013 From Journeys in Classic Film

I picked the wrong Katharine Hepburn movie for her day.? Sorry, but I found Morning Glory to be a lesson in tedium swathed in furs and jewels.? The backstage drama has been examined in countless films (I spent an entire week covering Busby Berkeley‘s far superior examples in the genre), and Mo... Read full article


"Morning Glory," or All About Eva

By David on Apr 24, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

Katharine Hepburn won a Best Actress Oscar for the 1933 film "Morning Glory," but you could be forgiven for asking if the film hurt her career as much as it helped it. As Eva Lovelace, who's come from small-town Vermont to New York City to be a capital-A actress ("I'll never, under any circumstance... Read full article


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Eva Lovelace: Nellie, they've all been trying to frighten me. They've been trying to frighten me into being sensible, but they can't do it. Not now. Not yet. They've got to let me be as foolish as I want to be. I-I want to ride through the crowd. I want to- I want to go buy me a mink coat. And I'll buy you a beautiful present. And Mr. Hedges! I'll buy Mr. Hedges a little house. And it'll have rooms full of white orchids. And they've got to tell me that I'm much more wonderful than anyone else because, Nellie - Nellie, I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid of being just a morning glory. I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid. I'm not afraid. Why should I be afraid? I'm not afraid.


Robert Harley Hedges: Youth has its hour of glory... but too often it's only a morning glory, the flower that fades before the sun is very high.


Robert Harley Hedges: [to Eva] Keep your health, your money, and your head, Eva, if you want to go on.


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