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Morning Glory (1933, Lowell Sherman)

TitleMorning Glory
Release LocationsUSA
DirectorLowell Sherman
Length1 hrs, 12 mins
Play ConnectionsHamlet (excerpt(s))


Contains a famous scene in which Katharine Hepburn as an ambitious young actress makes something of a spectacle of herself reciting the "To be or not to be" soliloquy at a party attended mainly by stuffed shirts. Needless to say she is the only interesting thing at the party and her rendition of Hamlet's soliloquy is superb. It's too bad that she could not have joined the ranks of other distinguished women Hamlets, such as Asta Nielsen, Sarah Bernhardt and Judith Anderson

Description from Shakespeare on Screen : an International Filmography and Videography by Kenneth S. Rothwell and Annabelle Henkin Melzer. ©1990 Kenneth S. Rothwell. Cited by permission. — Added 2008-11-14

Cast Overview

CastDouglas Fairbanks, Jr.
CastKatharine Hepburn

Production Team and Crew Overview

DirectorLowell Sherman

Production information courtesy of: Kenneth Rothwell