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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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Details

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

Joan Crawford improvised several lines which made it into the final film. These were mostly autobiographical, including the line which mirrors Crawford's own life pre-stardom: "I couldn't go to school much. I was too busy doing shirts in the laundry, and when I finally landed that job in the chorus, it was too late for school." See more »

Quotes

Henry Linden: [Sarcastically] Hannah, why don't you have all your teeth pulled out? It sometimes helps.
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Waltz in C sharp minor, Op.64, No. 2
(1846-47) (uncredited)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Played at the nightclub for specialty dance by Joan Crawford and Tony De Marco
Reprised by Robert Young on piano; also played by him in a jazzy version
Incorporated as part of the score
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A surprising '30's potboiler
24 June 2002 | by d1494See all my reviews

This movie is far more interesting than it should be, thanks to the very articulate discussions of feelings or the lack thereof. Good acting by Joan Crawford, who is no favorite of mine and Margaret Sullivan, who is and Hattie McDaniel who always seems to bring some needed reality to any situation with an intelligence not exceeded by anyone in the film. Fay Bainter is good at playing with her claws out.


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