- MORNING GLORY
1:00 5:10 9:20
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(Lowell Sherman) Stage-struck Katharine Hepburn pitches herself to producer Adolphe Menjou and playwright Douglas Fairbanks Jr., only making an impression when she drunkenly performs Shakespeare at a party. But will she be just a “morning glory?” First of Kate’s four Oscarwinning performances.
Plus So This is Harris!, Best Live Action short of the year. Approx. 74 min. 35mm.
“Hepburn’s performance… [has] a self-mocking irony and delirious rapture that few actresses have ever attempted, much less achieved… Hepburn explodes the conventions with a baroque hysteria.”
– Andrew Sarris
“One of the most elegantly poised and quietly moving films of the actor-director Lowell Sherman… Like his contemporaries Ernst Lubitsch and Monta Bell, Mr. Sherman was a disenchanted sophisticate who never lost his compassion for human frailty; this lovely film is at once gimlet-eyed and gallant.”
– Dave Kehr, The New York Times
(George Cukor) Daddy goes off to fight the Civil War, leaving behind daughters Beth (Jean Parker), Meg (Frances Dee), Amy (Joan Bennett) and Katharine Hepburn’s tomboyish budding writer Jo. Finest screen version of the Louisa May Alcott novel. Print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive. Approx. 115 min. 35mm.
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“The film offers endless pleasure no matter how many times you’ve seen it; a faithful, beautiful adaptation of Alcott’s book by Victor Heerman and Sarah Y. Mason, who deservedly received Oscars. The cast is uniformly superb.”
– Leonard Maltin
“The cement that holds [the story] together is Hepburn’s miraculous performance as the tomboy Jo… Cukor mines a rich vein of sentiment, never over-stepping the mark into slush.”
– Time Out (London)
“A lovely, graceful film… Katherine Hepburn gives an inspired performance as willful Jo’ she has a joyous tomboy abandon… She strikes absurdly romantic poses, and they’re enchanting.”
– Pauline Kael