Ginger In the Morning 1974 PG CC

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After the break-up of his marriage, a lonely advertising executive (Markham) picks up attractive hitchhiker (Spacek) whose fresh independence warms him. She is drawn to his old-fashioned romanticism.

Starring:
Monte Markham, Susan Oliver
Runtime:
1 hour, 35 minutes

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Product Details

Genres Drama, Romance, Comedy
Director Gordon Wiles
Starring Monte Markham, Susan Oliver
Supporting actors Mark Miller, Sissy Spacek, Slim Pickens, David Doyle, Marion Charles, Ward 'Kip' Allen, Fred Ward, Beatrice Miller, Wendy Wiles, Beatrice Kay, Al Cantu, Paul Eichenberg, Thomas J. Conlan, Don West, Bural James Culwell, Harry Luck, Dan Martinez
Studio Reel Enterprises
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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3.2 out of 5 stars

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 7, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
This is a really sweet little movie set in a lovely scenery. Sissy Spacek is great (as always) as hitchhiker Ginger and I have to admit that I probably wouldn't have liked this movie so much if it hadn't had her in it. Anyway, it's a cute little love story, and it also has some very beautiful songs in it (written by Sissy Spacek!). Easy watching!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By rsoonsa VINE VOICE on April 2, 2005
Format: DVD
Joe Maroney (Monte Markham), divorced for three months, is driving in New Mexico from Albuquerque to his home in Santa Fe when he picks up a hitchhiking free spirit, Ginger Brown, played by Sissy Spacek, and the two subsequently become romantically absorbed with each other as New Year's Eve nears, whereupon Joe's former Army comrade Charley (Mark Miller) and, coincidentally, Charley's former wife Sugar (Susan Oliver) join them with many complications as the product. Hoydenish Spacek is appealing and brings life to scriptor/producer Miller's lines, but bland Markham's metabolic rate seems to be constant throughout and Oliver, a talented actress, is given loathsome dialogue and exaggerates it, without doubt to her satisfaction, while the direction is listless and the screenplay lacks imagination, with only Spacek's reactions, although not always precisely matching her circumstances, shining through this frippery.
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Format: DVD
REEL ENTERPRISES is a Georgia-based purveyor of public domain movies, both classic era and modern. Their DVDs offer no commentary, deleted scenes or other bonus features. Dubs are "best available source" and can vary from very good to only fair.

GINGER IN THE MORNING is the story of three lonely people who spend New Year's together.

Joe (Markham) has been divorced three months. Thanksgiving and Christmas were very rough for him. While driving from the airport to his ranch home in New Mexico, Joe picks up a young hitchhiker, a guitar-packing hippie named Ginger (Spacek).

Despite the difference in their ages, the two hit it off. Joe brings Ginger to his place. She confesses that it's nice having someone to wake up next to and offers to spend the next couple of days WITH Joe ("because I really dig you").

While Ginger's buying groceries, Joe's Korean War buddy Charlie (Miller, this film's writer) arrives unexpectedly in a cab. Full of booze and false cheer, Charlie wants to see the old year out with his good pal.

Joe tries to politely ask him to leave before Ginger gets back. She hears them discussing her as "a sure thing" and is hurt. Charlie talks her out of leaving and she goes to Joe's bedroom ALONE. Angry at his buddy when he should be with himself, Joe fumes on the couch. Charlie urges him to go to Ginger, that she's waiting for him. The two fight and crash into a very dead Christmas tree.

Their rowdydow brings Ginger downstairs, wearing only a blanket. Charlie confesses that he didn't mean to mess things up. He too had a bad Christmas. His kids and ex totally forgot him and he just doesn't want to spend New Year's alone. Charlie sobs bitterly after this confession strips away his jolly façade.
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By Suzette on October 19, 2013
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This lighthearted film is a great vehicle for Sissy Spacek and brings out her good qualities as an actress ~ I really like Monte Markham who was perfect in the TV series Second Hundred Years ~ If you like to go back in time to the carefree innocent 1970's and live in the moment ~ you will enjoy this romantic comedy ~ I did. Love wins in the end.
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This movie might only interest people who remember to Monte Markham is. I loved seeing them (and of Course Sissy Spacek), but it's really dated. Still glad I watched it.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 16, 2004
Format: VHS Tape
I am a great fan of Sissy Spacek but I found this movie to be a disappointment. The idea behind the movie is nothing new but with Sissy, I thought it would be special. Markham is terrible, so unconvincing, the dialogue is bland and the introduction of Markham's friend is nothing more than a diversion from what should have been more development of the relationship between Sissy and Markham, I guess the writers didn't know how to handle that. Sissy is, as always, a delight to watch and with better support from a co-star and better dialogue, her performance would have been much better. She had to have known she was trying to carry a lame story all by herself. The ending was pure Hollywood sappiness. Why in the world would anyone think the 2 of them would make it as a couple?
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this movie is a drive in movie it was so good and Amazon has so many more like this . Sissy Spacek is such a good actress .
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