The Shining Hour Overview:

The Shining Hour (1938) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Frank Borzage and produced by Joseph L. Mankiewicz and Frank Borzage.

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Judy Linden: Hannah's quoting the bible again. One of these days we're going to put her in all the hotel rooms.


Judy Linden: Oh, and if they show any immediate tendency to break an important commandment, whistle, will you?


Judy Linden: Oh, your maid got in this morning... she has already been chased by bulls.
Olivia 'Maggie' Riley Linden: Well, don't worry about Belvedere; by tomorrow she'll be chasing them!


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Jacques Vanaire is in studio records/casting call lists in the role of "Waiter," but he did not appear or was not identifiable in the movie.
Joan Crawford specifically asked for Margaret Sullavan to play the role of Judy, despite Louis B. Mayer's warning that the accomplished stage actress could steal the picture from her. Joan replied "I'd rather be a supporting player in a good picture than the star of a bad one."
The play opened on Broadway in New York City, New York, USA on 13 February 1934 and closed in May 1934 after 121 performances. It was staged by Raymond Massey, who also starred as David Linden.
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