Morning Glory (1993 film)

Morning Glory is a 1993 American-Canadian drama film written by Deborah Raffin and Charles Jarrott, directed by Steven Hilliard Stern and starring Christopher Reeve and Raffin.[2] It is based on LaVyrle Spencer's 1989 novel of the same name.[3][4]

Morning Glory
Directed bySteven Hilliard Stern
Produced byMichael Viner
Screenplay byDeborah Raffin
Charles Jarrott
Based onMorning Glory
by LaVyrle Spencer
StarringChristopher Reeve
Deborah Raffin
Music byJonathan Elias
CinematographyLaszlo George
Edited byRichard Benwick
Sharmill Productions
Distributed byScreen Media Ventures
Release date
  • September 17, 1993 (1993-09-17) (New York City)
Running time
96 minutes
CountriesUnited States
Box office$42,539 (US/Canada)[1]


In Depression-era America, a man (Will Parker) on parole for murder answers a newspaper advertisement for a husband. It has been placed by a widow known in the nearby town of Whitney, as 'crazy Elly'. She has two children and another is on the way; they are all by her first spouse, who died in an accident.

Will is employed at Elly's farm as a hired hand, and in the months leading up to the birth of Elly's baby they fall in love. They marry, and are very happy until Will is set up for the murder of a local waitress by his former overseer. His imprisonment and a trial follow.

With the support of his loving wife and the local librarian, Will fights for his freedom and a second chance at happiness.



The film was shot on location at Jackson Farm, in Maple Ridge British Columbia.


  1. ^ "1993 Film Grosses". Variety. 24 January 1994. p. 14.
  2. ^ Maslin, Janet (17 September 1993). "Review/Film; Some Folks Just Can't Look Bad". The New York Times. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  3. ^ Cox, Dan (4 October 1993). "Morning Glory". Variety. Retrieved 4 July 2018.
  4. ^ Thomas, Kevin (17 September 1993). "MOVIE REVIEW : Much Is Right With the Intimate 'Morning Glory'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 4 July 2018.

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