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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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Cast

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Olivia Riley
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Judy Linden
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David Linden
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Henry Linden
Fay Bainter ...
Hannah Linden
Allyn Joslyn ...
Roger Q. Franklin
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Belvedere
Oscar O'Shea ...
Charlie Collins
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Benny Collins
Harry Barris ...
Bertie
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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

Certificate:

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Release Date:

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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Trivia

Joan Crawford improvised several lines which made it into the final film. These were mostly autobiographical, including the line which mirrors Crawford's own life pre-stardom: "I couldn't go to school much. I was too busy doing shirts in the laundry, and when I finally landed that job in the chorus, it was too late for school." See more »

Quotes

Judy Linden: Oh, your maid got in this morning... she has already been chased by bulls.
Olivia 'Maggie' Riley Linden: Well, don't worry about Belvedere; by tomorrow she'll be chasing them!
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Referenced in Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007) See more »

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The Farmer in the Dell
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on piano and sung with improvised lyrics by Harry Barris
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A Film for Adults
10 January 2008 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Contrary to most of the opinions I read here, I did not find this film "soapy." I found it, refreshingly, a film for adults. For me, that's all too rare. I think it's about what relationship is, what love is and isn't, and most of all about the experience it takes and the resulting wisdom to build relationship beyond an adolescent understanding of love and attraction. And the great value of the self-knowledge that results. For me, that adult perspective was so refreshing and so rare that it beats out every other consideration. (Especially given the idiotic popular fare we're used to these days which substitutes a junior high school age cynicism for the difficult work of love.) Along with, say, "Dodsworth," for some reason Hollywood in this period was capable of some genuinely mature work for adults. The popular culture could use a little more. With Ogden Nash in the writing credits, I shouldn't be surprised at what I found valuable in this film.


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