The Shining Hour (1938)


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In this melodrama, wealthy Henry Linden (Melvyn Douglas) falls in love and marries night-club performer Olivia Riley (Joan Crawford), much to his stuffy family's disgust. When Henry and his new bride move into the family mansion, they must deal with the various complications presented by his unmarried crotchety sister, Hannah (Fay Bainter), his brother David (Robert Young), and his sister-in-law Judy (Margaret Sullavan).

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Jane Murfin, Ogden Nash
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 24, 1992
Warner Bros.


as Olivia Riley

as David Linden

as Judy Linden

as Henry Linden

as Hannah Linden

as Roger Franklin

as Belvedere

as Benny Collins

as Charlie Collins

as Stewardess

as Olivia's Dance Partn...

as Headwaiter

as Press Agent

as Elevator Boy

as Minister

as Mrs. Briggs

as Candid Cameraman

as Mrs. Smart
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Critic Reviews for The Shining Hour

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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for The Shining Hour


Good drama with a gem of a performance from the great Margaret Sullavan. Everyone else is good but she is exceptional.

jay nixon

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