Will There Really Be a Morning? Poster

Release Date: 1983

Not Yet Rated|2 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
After she's discovered by a Hollywood agent in a Manhattan hotel, Seattle native Frances Farmer (Susan Blakely) rises to fame virtually overnight. Underappreciated by the studio machine that made her a star, Frances moves to New York to pursue more serious and challenging work. There, she meets and falls for radical playwright Clifford Odets (John Heard), and the two begin a doomed affair that sends her spiraling into what becomes a decades-long battle with alcoholism and schizophrenia.

Cast: Susan Blakely, Lee Grant, John Heard

Director: Fielder Cook

Genres: Biography

Keywords: 1950s, Mother, Melodramatic, Sister, Los Angeles, 1960s, Intense, Rise, 1940s, Father, Marriage, Fall, Husband, Forbidden love, 1930s, Hotel


Nominated Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television