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


Henry Linden: [Referring to Maggie] Hannah, isn't she all I said?
Hannah Linden: [Cattily] I'm sure she is, Henry, and more.


Henry Linden: [Sarcastically] Hannah, why don't you have all your teeth pulled out? It sometimes helps.


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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.
According to "Crazy Sundays" by Aaron Latham, Producer Mankiewicz thought he could rewrite any writer and after Ogden Nash had done what he thought was a "respectable job" on the script for months, the producer put his pencil to the script and finished his rewrite job in 24 hours by crossing Nash's name off the picture.
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."
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