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The Shining Hour (1938)

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

Director:

Frank Borzage

Writers:

Jane Murfin (screen play), Ogden Nash (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Joan Crawford ... Olivia Riley
Margaret Sullavan ... Judy Linden
Robert Young ... David Linden
Melvyn Douglas ... Henry Linden
Fay Bainter ... Hannah Linden
Allyn Joslyn ... Roger Q. Franklin
Hattie McDaniel ... Belvedere
Oscar O'Shea ... Charlie Collins
Frank Albertson ... Benny Collins
Harry Barris ... Bertie
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Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Proibida See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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

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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Referenced in Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007) 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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Surprisingly articulate melodrama
13 November 2000 | by kinolieberSee 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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