Morning Glory (1933)

LOWELL SHERMAN

Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  USA, 1933RKO Radio Pictures.  Screenplay by , based on the play by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by , .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  Academy Awards 1932/1933.  

Katharine Hepburn won her first of four Academy Awards for this enjoyable distraction about a wannabe actress looking to crash her way into the world of Broadway success. She charms producers and directors, she delivers drunken Shakespearean monologues at late-night parties, and through it all we’re wondering if she’ll end up in the big time or living on the casting couch. Hepburn’s endless vigour livens up a pretty hammy story that doesn’t take long to figure out (or to even watch: the film only runs just over an hour).

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