Saturday, February 11, 2012

Sunday, February 11, 1934

It snowed in a.m. Went to church and Sunday school. Nice in p.m. Went to show. Saw "Morning Glory."

6. 'Morning Glory' - 1933
"Morning Glory"
Starring Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., Adolphe Menjou
Directed by Lowell Sherman
Studio: RKO Radio Pictures

Plot Summary:

Eva Lovelace (Hepburn) is a small town theater performer who hopes to make it big in Broadway. She
goes to auditions and tries to get a role in an upcoming play that would help her make it to the big time.
While there, several other actresses auditioning make the cut and they cast them and not her, since
they have a lot more experience on stage than she. A theater coach (C Aubrey Smith), whom she
meets while auditioning, agrees to give her acting and theater coach lessons.

She later meets Joseph Sheridan (Fairbanks), who later agrees to give her a small part in an
upcoming Broadway play. Later in the film, just as the play is about to begin, the star of the show
 Rita Vernon (Mary Duncan), a blond theater star, starts making demands for certain amounts of
money in a contract she wants and when they can't meet her demands for a contract and more money,
 she storms off the set and the show is without a star. The production crew frantically tries to
find a replacement. As a last resort, they choose Eva Lovelace to play the star of the show, she 
gets her big break. She quickly rehearses her lines and makes an excellent debut as a star.

Hepburn received an Academy Award for her performance in "Morning Glory."

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