PG certificateMarjorie Morningstar is a Film programme that first aired in 1958 and has been classified a PG certificate.

Marjorie Morningstar is a 3 star programme


Marjorie Morningstar (1958)

Directed by
Irving Rapper

Natalie Wood plays the eponymous heroine, a young Jewish girl unsure of herself who finds herself drawn to Noel Airman, a drama coach at a summer camp and a dreamer whose aim is to see his musical on Broadway. Unfortunately, the musical is awful and Airman is only after Marjorie for her connections. Torn between her feckless lover, who plans to flee to Europe and asks her to go with him, and her upright fiancee Dr David Harris, it's only at the end that she realises her friend Wally Wronkin is the one and only man for her. Irving Rapper's film, based on Herman Wouk's bestseller, was Wood's big role after The Wild One and made her a star, while Kelly plays against type as the older man after her for all the wrong reasons.

Written by ,

Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1958

3/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Gene KellyGene Kelly...Noel Airman
Image for Natalie WoodNatalie Wood...Marjorie Morgenstern
Claire Trevor...Rose Morgenstern
Everett Sloane...Arnold Morgenstern
Martin Milner...Wally Wronkin
Carolyn Jones...Marsha Zelenko
George Tobias...Maxwell Greech
Image for Martin BalsamMartin Balsam...Dr. David Harris
Jesse White...Lou Michaelson
Edd Byrnes...Sandy Lamm
Paul Picerni...Philip Berman
Alan Reed...Puddles Podell
Image for Ruta LeeRuta Lee...Imogene Norman
Ed Wynn...Uncle Sampson