The Shining Hour (1938) - Rotten Tomatoes

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


Joan Crawford
as Olivia Riley
Robert Young
as David Linden
Margaret Sullavan
as Judy Linden
Melvyn Douglas
as Henry Linden
Fay Bainter
as Hannah Linden
Allyn Joslyn
as Roger Franklin
Hattie McDaniel
as Belvedere
Frank Albertson
as Benny Collins
Oscar O'Shea
as Charlie Collins
Claire Owen
as Stewardess
Tony De Marco
as Olivia's Dance Partn...
Frank Puglia
as Headwaiter
George Chandler
as Press Agent
Buddy Messinger
as Elevator Boy
Edwin Stanley
as Minister
Grace Hayle
as Mrs. Briggs
Cyril Ring
as Candid Cameraman
Grace Goodall
as Mrs. Smart
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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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