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


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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The Shining Hour  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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 »


Olivia 'Maggie' Riley Linden: [to Henry] If only I liked you a little less and loved you a little more.
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Sleepy Time Gal
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Ange Lorenzo and Richard A. Whiting
Played by the band at the housewarming
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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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