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The Shining Hour (1938) - Warner Archive Collection

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Genres: Drama, Romance
Starring: Joan Crawford, Margaret Sullavan, Robert Young
Director: Frank Borzage
Plot Sypnosis:

When Joan Crawford saw The Shining Hour on the Broadway stage, she pleaded with M-G-M executives to let her spread her acting wings in the film version. Ms. Crawford got her way, playing a New York siren who marries a prosperous farmer (Melvyn Douglas) and moves to Wisconsin. There she is drawn to his handsome brother (Robert Young) , even as she befriends the brother’s selfless wife (Margaret Sullavan, Crawford’s choice for the role). The passionate triangle plays out in the best tradition of classic screen melodrama, glossy and chic, but resonant with honest emotion, all under the expert direction of the great Frank Borzage. The film’s heart-stopping climax with Crawford battling flames to rescue Sullavan from certain death is both literally and figuratively, incendiary filmmaking.

Release Details

Movie Release Year: 1938
Tech Specs & Release Details

Length: 76
Specs: New 2024 1080p HD master from 4K scan of best preservation elements.
Video Resolution/Codec: 1080p/MPEG-4 AVC
Aspect Ratio(s): 16x9 1.37:1 with side mattes
Audio Formats: English DTS-HD MA 2.0
Subtitles/Captions: English SDH
Special Features: Audio only vintage M-G-M radio program GOOD NEWS OF 1939, with scenes from THE SHINING HOUR, Classic cartoons: LOVE AND CURSES and THE SNEEZING WEASEL, Original Theatrical Trailer