The film adaptation of Zoe Akins' play "Morning Glory" served to win Katharine Hepburn an Oscar in 1933. This was the second time around for the tale, which was already an old story when it was done the first time. We'd seen the same yarn in 42ND STREET, ALL ABOUT EVE, and many other
movies. Lumet was doing his second film after 12 ANGRY MEN and he cast 20-year-old Strasberg in the Hepburn role after her successful outing in Broadway's "The Diary of Anne Frank" and a bit part in PICNIC three years before. 29-year-old producer Millar assembled a New York cast and shot the film
entirely in Manhattan and environs, with interiors done at the West 26th Street Production...