You might also like

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Joy in the Morning Photos

Movie Info

Law student Carl Brown (Richard Chamberlain) decides to marry the love of his life, Annie McGairy (Yvette Mimieux), despite the vigorous protests of his father, Patrick (Arthur Kennedy). Cut off from the parental coffers, Carl and Annie struggle in the early years of their marriage. To stay financially afloat, Annie babysits and Carl works as a night watchman. But when Annie becomes pregnant, it sends their lives into disarray -- prompting a climactic reunion of father and son.

Cast & Crew

Yvette Mimieux
Annie McGairy Brown
Arthur Kennedy
Patrick Brown

Critic Reviews for Joy in the Morning

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2) | Rotten (5)

  • Joy in the Morning, with television's teen-age idol, Richard Chamberlain, and young Yvette Mimeux braving the woes of young married life, is a soap opera for teen-agers.

    November 19, 2018 | Full Review…
  • There is an absence of anything unusual happening and nothing is accomplished to overcome this lack through strong buildup of characterization.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…
  • The film is a bit melodramatic, and the direction is uneven. Chamberlain's performance is average, and Mimieux isn't too bad.

    November 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • It forces you to take sides with either workaholic Chamberlain or his neglected bride, Yvette Mimieux, neither of whom are particularly sympathetic characters.

    November 19, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Scrub away some of the gloss and goo and this story of young love might have been slightly -- but only slightly -- more credible.

    November 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Joy in the Morning

  • Jan 12, 2012
    Charming, if at times a little melodramatic, tale of a young couple trying to make it despite family pressure and other issues. Yvette Mimieux is excellent here, one of the to few chances she got to display her talent. Chamberlain is earnest if a bit bland, he does however sing the title song surprisingly well. A lovely little known gem.
    jay n Super Reviewer

Joy in the Morning Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides