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The Shining Hour
Directed by:
Frank Borzage

"The Shining Hour" (also known as "Ossessione del passato") is a Drama film directed by Frank Borzage, released in the USA on November 18 of 1938 , starring Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young, Melvyn Douglas, Fay Bainter and Allyn Joslyn.

Who is the director of "The Shining Hour":

The Shining Hour was directed by Frank Borzage, an American director, producer, and actor.

Before The Shining Hour, Frank Borzage had directed Big City, released in 1937, Green Light (1937), Hearts Divided (1936), Desire (1936), Living on Velvet (1935), and Flirtation Walk (1934). Since, he directed Disputed Passage, released in 1939, I Take This Woman (1940), Strange Cargo (1940), The Mortal Storm (1940), Flight Command (1940), and Billy the Kid (1941).

What was the release date of "The Shining Hour":

The Shining Hour was first released in the United States on Friday, November 18, 1938. Also released on this day was Santa Fe Stampede (dir. George Sherman). This was eighty-one (81) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, May 10, 1939 in France.

What is the cast of "The Shining Hour":

At the casting of The Shining Hour we find Joan Crawford, previously seen in The Bride Wore Red (1937) and Love on the Run (1936); Margaret Sullavan (The Shopworn Angel (1938), The Moon's Our Home (1936)); Robert Young (The Toy Wife (1938), Paradise for Three (1938)) [ more... ]

  • Joan Crawford and Melvyn Douglas can be seen in They All Kissed the Bride, released in 1942.
  • Robert Young and Melvyn Douglas also worked together in The Toy Wife, released in 1938.
  • Melvyn Douglas and Joan Crawford also appeared in A Woman's Face, released in 1941.

What is the Storyline of "The Shining Hour":

Olivia (Crawford), a New York nightclub dancer, tires of the fast life and marries Henry Linden (Douglas), a farmer. When Olivia moves to her new husband's farm, in Wisconsin, she encounters trouble from his domineering sister-in-law Hannah (Bainter) and his brother David, (Young), who do not approve of her. Olivia finds an ally in David's wife, Judy (Sullavan), who is in a loveless marriage.

Olivia comes to realize that she and Judy are in the same situation. Olivia's living situation is further [...]

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