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

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Mulher Proibida See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Jacques Vanaire is in studio records/casting call lists in the role of "Waiter," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Judy Linden: Hannah's quoting the bible again. One of these days we're going to put her in all the hotel rooms.
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Connections

Referenced in Chris & Don. A Love Story (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

The Farmer in the Dell
(uncredited)
Traditional
Played on piano and sung with improvised lyrics by Harry Barris
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Great cast in glossy MGMer that does not work
3 May 2007 | by Emaisie39See all my reviews

I always wanted to see this movie. It was one that Joan Crawford wanted to do after so many mediocre movies in the mid-30's. But I just did not like it. It was based on Keith Winter's Broadway hit but it was probably overly sanitized for the post-1933 censors that did not allow characters to have real problems unless they were killed for their human indiscretions. The cast is tops. Youthful Joan , the lovely Margaret Sullivan, the excellent Robert Young, the charming Melvyn Douglas and the superb character actress Fay Bainter. The script just does not properly develop why these characters especially Bainter's are so conflicted. And Joan seems too mannered in that way that made it look like she was just walking through the part. Not one of Joan's classics but watchable nonetheless. Bainter walks away with it though her character's sudden change at the end does not make any sense.


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