The Morning After (1974)


A successful public relations man’s refusal to admit his alcoholism jeopardizes his career, his family and his life.

Director: Richard T. Heffron.
Stars: Dick Van Dyke, Lynn Carlin, Don Porter, Linda Lavin, Jewel Blanch, Sam Gilman, Joshua Bryant, Richard Derr, Robert Hover, Carolyn Ames, Doug Johnson, Dermott Downs, Jim Raymond, Penny Kunard, Sandy Ward.


Note: Many thanks to Jerry for sending me a good quality copy of this movie (better than other copies in circulation).

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    July 5, 2019

    I haven’t seen this movie in years.thanks for putting it on

    • b
      July 4, 2023

      same here

  2. Britt Overbaugh
    September 9, 2019

    This appears to be MALIBU. Any way you look at it, this a groundbreaking movie for television…the physical abuse of women was now believably depicted by BORIS SEGAL (A CASE OR RAPE, JOHN MOXEY (INTIMATE STRANGERS), and here, by director RICHARD HEFFRON.

  3. Alf
    February 3, 2023

    Great film. Thanks.

  4. Torin Doyle
    February 21, 2023

    Very powerful film. In real life, Dick Van Dyke was also an alcoholic (recovering).

    • b
      July 4, 2023

      Yes he talks about it in interviews. He was a good good man.

  5. March 12, 2023

    Thank you, Thank you, THANK YOU!!
    After a rather intensive search over the YEARS for the movie “The Morning After” (starring Dyke Van Dyke as an alcoholic) I FINALLY FOUND IT HERE…for FREE! I’m on welfare so can’t pay the fees other places were charging to own the movie. I am extremely excited to see this film (if you couldn’t tell ha! ha!) I’ve always heard
    Dick Van Dyke is AMAZING in the role he played.
    Well, I know what I’ll be doing for an hour and a half THIS afternoon!
    REALLY appreciate you…

  6. Ron Patterson
    June 13, 2023

    Why does your platform have so few old movies, I have searched many titles and only found one that I was looking for. Are you planning to expand the library at some point in the future.

    • Jon W.
      June 14, 2023

      What do you mean, Ron? I just looked at the index and there’s at least 500 films from the ’70s like this one, not all are American TV movies of course, what years are you referring to with ‘old’? If you have a list with the movies you’re looking you can write me to and I’ll see if I can find them. Thanks! 🙂

  7. Torin Doyle
    June 14, 2023

    In real life, Dick Van Dyke is a recovering alcoholic. He played this role to perfection. Hugely underappreciated and underrated film.

  8. Leslie Middles
    August 24, 2023

    A movie made by adults for adults. Besides the excellence of Van Dyke this movie is great in many ways. Richard Matheson was a heck of a writer and this screenplay is so sharp it leaves scars. And Lynn Carlin was one of the most underrated actresses of her generation; along with this film, Faces, Taking Off, Deathdream she belongs in the pantheon of ‘70s actresses. And Richard Heffron’s direction throughout is text book, not only his work with the actors, but his shot selection and editing, and building from well lit hallways to the poignant and heartbreaking final shot. One of the best films of 1974, TV or theatrical.

  9. Kevin
    January 17, 2024

    I was excited for a moment. Seems the download is no longer available. Wonder why this film is not readily abvailable on TCM, etc.

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