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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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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

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18 November 1938 (USA)  »

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A Mulher Proibida  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

MGM originally planned this as a vehicle for Norma Shearer back in 1935. See more »

Quotes

David Linden: Stop talking about Henry and you and your rotten little house!
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Version of The Shining Hour (1951) See more »

Soundtracks

Sonata No.2 in B flat minor, Op.35: Marche Funèbre
(1837) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played on piano by Harry Barris
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MGM high-style at its best
9 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A perfect example of the Thalberg/Selnick/MGM high-style at its most polished. Flawlessly directed by the under-rated contract director Frank Borzage, the film features superb ensemble work from the entire stellar cast plus an unusually malicious turn by Fay Bainter who never quite showed her lady-like fangs like this before. Adapted from a well-made Broadway play of 1934, the sexual tension between the two unloving couples could never be realized as it might have been had there not been censorship so instead of a little explosive adultery and fiery hanky-panky, as the plot seems to suggest, we end up with a hot summer night instead with everyone complaining about the heat until the "burning" resolution --but not the one you might think. (Had Tennessee Williams been around in those days we might have had an entirely different ending.) Yes, it is definitely a soap opera but MGM always gave us the best soap money could buy!


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