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The Shining Hour (1938)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  18 November 1938 (USA)
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A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

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Olivia Riley
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Judy Linden
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A nightclub dancer marries into society and has to contend with her jealous sister-in-law.

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Drama | Romance

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18 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Proibida  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Joan Crawford specifically asked for Margaret Sullavan to play the role of Judy, despite Louis B. Mayer's warning that the accomplished stage actress could steal the picture from her. Joan replied "I'd rather be a supporting player in a good picture than the star of a bad one." See more »

Quotes

Henry Linden: [Referring to Maggie] Hannah, isn't she all I said?
Hannah Linden: [Cattily] I'm sure she is, Henry, and more.
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Soundtracks

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64, No. 2
(1846-47) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played at the nightclub for specialty dance by Joan Crawford and Tony De Marco
Reprised by Robert Young on piano; also played by him in a jazzy version
Incorporated as part of the score
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Shining hour for all of them
1 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Where else do you get MGM's Joan Crawford, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas and Margaret Sullavan together in the same picture? And where else do you get the added bonus of Hattie McDaniel and Fay Bainter in support of these leads? It certainly is a Shining Hour for all of them. What a pity, then, that this picture is not more well known, because in this writer's opinion, it certainly deserves to be.

And when was the last time that a film made after the production code allowed someone to get away with a major crime? That is exactly what Bainter's character does when she is allowed to go unpunished for arson. Meanwhile, Crawford's vixen will probably take up with one of the farm hands when she gets back from her honeymoon with Douglas. And Young's character will probably never stop lusting after Crawford, even though he is married to Sullavan. Yes, this is grand melodrama from a grand Hollywood studio, performed with zest by a grand cast.


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