Joy in the Morning

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In this drama, set in the late 1920s, a young couple marry against their parents' wishes. After the wedding, the boy's rich father attempts to destroy the marriage by refusing to offer financial support. The groom is forced to become a night watchman and his bride to become a baby-sitter.


Yvette Mimieux
as Annie McGairy
Arthur Kennedy
as Patrick Brown
Oscar Homolka
as Stan Pulaski
Donald Davis
as Anthony Byrd
Joan Tetzel
as Beverly Karter
Sidney Blackmer
as Dean James Darwent
Virginia Gregg
as Mrs. Lorgan
Chris Noel
as Mary Ellen Kincaid
Bartlett Robinson
as Prof. Victor Newcole
Harvey Stephens
as Dr. Marson
Ira R. Barmak
as Dr. Kirkson
Valerie Szabo
as Joannie Karter (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Joy in the Morning

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (2)

  • 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.

    Nov 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.

    Feb 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

    Top Critic
  • The film is a bit melodramatic, and the direction is uneven. Chamberlain's performance is average, and Mimieux isn't too bad.

    Nov 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.

    Nov 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.

    Nov 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

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