The Stolen Hours

The Stolen Hours

Susan Hayward
Director: Daniel Petrie Sr. Cast: Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
, Mikey Craig
Mikey Craig
, Diane Baker
Diane Baker
Daniel Petrie Sr.

DVD (Wide Screen)



Stolen Hours is the overlong, overglamorized 1963 remake of the 1939 Bette Davis vehicle Dark Victory. Susan Hayward plays a rich, neurotic socialite who discovers that she only has a year to live. Acting resentfully at first--especially towards handsome doctor Michael Craig, who withheld this information from her "for her own good"--Hayward eventually adopts a philosophical attitude towards her fate. By the time she begins slipping into "that undiscovered uncountry," Hayward is practically a candidate for sainthood. A plot device not utilized in the original involves Hayward's virtual adoption of a young boy (Robert Bacon), who is neglected by his own mother. Novelist Jessamyn West and playwright Joseph Hayes did their best to "contemporize" the outdated elements of the original Dark Victory, even unto having Susan Hayward learn to dance the Twist! Stolen Hours was filmed in England, affording us lovely Technicolor glimpses of the Cornish coast.

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Product Details

Release Date: 04/04/2011
UPC: 0883904241751
Original Release: 1963
Source: Mgm Mod
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Time: 1:37:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Susan Hayward Laura Pember
Mikey Craig Dr. John Carmody
Diane Baker Ellen Pember
Edward Judd Mike Bannerman
Paul Rogers Dr. Eric McKenzie
Robert Bacon Peter
Paul Stassino Dalporto
Jerry Desmonde Colonel
Ellen McIntosh Miss Kendall
Gwen Nelson Hospital Sister
Peter Madden Reynolds
Joan Newell Mrs. Hewitt
Chet Baker Himself
Marianne Stone Actor

Technical Credits
Daniel Petrie Director
Alan Bergman Songwriter
Fabiani Costumes/Costume Designer
Joseph Hayes Screenwriter
John Hoesli Set Decoration/Design
Dennis Holt Producer
Mort Lindsey Score Composer,Songwriter
Marilyn Keith Songwriter
George Partleton Makeup
Tony Sforzini Makeup
Wilfred Shingleton Production Designer
Graham Shipham Editor
Harry Waxman Cinematographer
Jessamyn West Screenwriter
Tony Woollard Art Director

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