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Morning Glory

Original Theatrical Date: August 17, 1933
  • Best Actress - Katharine Hepburn

Katherine Hepburn won her first "Best Actress" Academy Award in 1933's Morning Glory, just her third film performance.

The great Hepburn stars as Eva Lovelace, a girl from a New England country town who has but one burning ambition: to become a successful stage actress. Arriving in New York, she manages to make friends quickly and even lands a small part in a Broadway show. Eva's big chance comes when the show's star (Mary Duncan) tries to strong-arm producer Louis Easton (Adolphe Menjou) for more money just before the curtain goes up. Easton resists, fires the star and puts Eva on stage in her place. Naturally, she's a smash!

Success also brings romance, and Eva becomes entangled in a love triangle with Easton and writer Joseph Sheridan (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.). Morning Glory is a must-see for all Hepburn fans.

Genre: Oscar WinnersDrama