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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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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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According to "Crazy Sundays" by Aaron Latham, Producer Mankiewicz thought he could rewrite any writer and after Ogden Nash had done what he thought was a "respectable job" on the script for months, the producer put his pencil to the script and finished his rewrite job in 24 hours by crossing Nash's name off the picture. See more »

Quotes

Hannah Linden: It's the fires of hell, Henry, and you can't put it out!
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Version of The Shining Hour (1951) See more »

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The Farmer in the Dell
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Traditional
Played on piano and sung with improvised lyrics by Harry Barris
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Surprisingly articulate melodrama
13 November 2000 | by See all my reviews

Everybody in this film talks about their feelings (or lack of feelings) in surprisingly articulate ways. The dialogue crackles and the actors are all in top form. Crawford and Sullavan have the best moments, but Douglas, Young and Bainter all create believable characters, too. Not a great film, but an interesting sexual, social and moral snapshot of the era. A must for admirers of Borzage and/or Margaret Sullavan.


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