Morning Glory isn't an entirely happy choice for Katharine Hepburn but the star provides a strong performance. This one is heavy on legit class and lacks action and sustained conflict.
grip of an engaging story relaxes fatally. The fate of this bedraggled Cinderella becomes a matter of indifference. Aside from its story defects, the picture is excellent in technique. Dialog is pointed and terse, and the photography is magnificent. A first-rate supporting cast gives Hepburn invaluable co-operation, notably a fine, intelligent handling of the male lead by Douglas Fairbanks Jr and a characteristically suave performance by Adolphe Menjou. 1932/33: Best Actress (Katharine Hepburn)
RKO. Director Lowell Sherman; Producer Pandro S. Berman; Screenplay Howard J. Green; Camera Bert Glennon; Editor William Hamilton; Music Max Steiner; Art Director Van Nest Polglase, Chick Kirk
(B&W) Available on VHS, DVD. Extract of a review from 1933. Running time: 70 MIN.
Katharine Hepburn Douglas Fairbanks Jr Adolphe Menjou Mary Duncan C. Aubrey Smith Don Alvarado