Shining Hour

Shining Hour

Director: Frank Borzage

Cast: Frank Borzage, Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young

     
 

Frank Borzage directed this doomed romance starring Joan Crawford as Olivia Riley, the young bride of Henry Linden (Melvyn Douglas), an upper-crust conservative. Olivia is a show girl in a New York nightclub and when Henry brings her home to his family -- his brother David (Robert Young) and spinster sister Hannah (Fay Bainter) -- on his family's estate, Olivia is… See more details below

Overview

Frank Borzage directed this doomed romance starring Joan Crawford as Olivia Riley, the young bride of Henry Linden (Melvyn Douglas), an upper-crust conservative. Olivia is a show girl in a New York nightclub and when Henry brings her home to his family -- his brother David (Robert Young) and spinster sister Hannah (Fay Bainter) -- on his family's estate, Olivia is given the cold shoulder, particularly by David, who is actually attracted to Olivia himself. Olivia strikes up a friendship with David's wife Judy (Margaret Sullivan), who feels as shut out from the family as Olivia does. Olivia is attracted to David herself, and Hannah tries to drive Olivia away before things really heat up. Judy recognizes the attraction and is willing to leave David so he can pursue his romance with Olivia. David has no idea how to handle the situation, and Henry is blissfully unaware of the simmering passions between David and his wife. But Hannah brings the situation to its inevitable, and tragic, outcome buy setting fire to the estate.

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Product Details

Release Date:
03/23/2009
UPC:
0883316126738
Original Release:
1938
Rating:
NR
Source:
Warner Archives
Presentation:
[B&W, Full Frame]
Time:
1:16:00
Sales rank:
44,423

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Joan Crawford Olivia Riley
Margaret Sullavan Judy Linden
Robert Young David Linden
Melvyn Douglas Henry Linden
Fay Bainter Hannah Linden
Allyn Joslyn Roger Franklin
Hattie McDaniel Belvedere
Oscar O'Shea Charlie Collins
Frank Albertson Benny Collins
Harry Barris Bertie
Granville Bates Man
George Chandler Press Agent
Charles Coleman Butler
Jimmy Conlin Actor
Roger Converse Clerk
Tony De Marco Olivia's Dance Partner
Sarah Edwards Woman
Bess Flowers Nurse
Grace Goodall Mrs. Smart
Grace Hayle Mrs. Briggs
Buddy Messinger Elevator Boy
Frank Puglia Headwaiter
Jack Raymond Farmer
Cyril Ring Candid Cameraman
Edwin Stanley Minister
Jacques Vanaire Waiter
E. Alyn Warren Leonard
Ralph Bushman Doorman

Technical Credits
Frank Borzage Director
Adrian Costumes/Costume Designer
Tony De Marco Choreography
George Folsey Cinematographer
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Paul Groesse Art Director
Frank E. Hull Editor
Joseph L. Mankiewicz Producer
Jane Murfin Screenwriter
Ogden Nash Screenwriter
Douglas Shearer Sound/Sound Designer
Clifford Vaughan Score Composer
Franz Waxman Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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