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Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Would this glamorous girl choose love...or a star-spangled Career?

While working as a counselor at a summer camp, college-student Marjorie Morgenstern falls for 32-year-old Noel Airman, a would-be dramatist working at a nearby summer theater. Like Marjorie, he is an upper-middle-class New York Jew (born 'Ehrman'), but has fallen away from his roots, and Marjorie's parents object among other things to his lack of a suitable profession, such as medicine or law. Noel himself warns Marjorie repeatedly that she's much too naive and conventional for him, but they nonetheless fall in love. As they pursue an on-again-off-again relationship, Marjorie completes her studies at Hunter College, and works to establish an acting career, while Noel first leaves the theater for a job with an advertising agency, but later completes a musical he'd started writing before he and Marjorie had first met.

Original Title: Marjorie Morningstar

  • Irving Rapper
  • Year: 1958
  • Runtime: 128 min.
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  • Language: English

Paul Picerni

Philip Berman

Edd Byrnes

Sandy Lamm

Martin Balsam

Dr. David Harris

Carolyn Jones

Marsha Zelenko

Ed Wynn

Uncle Samson

Natalie Wood

Marjorie Morgenstern

Jesse White

Lou Michaelson

Martin Milner

Wally Wronkin

Ruta Lee

Imogene Norman

Peter Brown

Young Actor

Gene Kelly

Noel Airman

George Tobias

Maxwell Greech

Shelley Fabares

Guest at Marjorie's Home

Claire Trevor

Rose Morgenstern

Everett Sloane

Arnold Morgenstern
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