The Theatre: New Plays in Manhattan: Feb. 26, 1934

The Shining Hour (by Keith Winter; Max Gordon, producer). The first act of The Shining Hour is devoted to limning the Linden family, genteel Yorkshire farmers. The Lindens are excited by foxes, foals, jigsaw puzzles. They live in such smothering juxtaposition that any disturbance is likely to upset the whole family.

The disturbance is cool, assured Mariella (Gladys Cooper) who has married one of the brothers. She responds with rudeness to the spinster sister's rudeness, with love to the love of David (Raymond Massey), the eldest brother. Mariella's husband is smug and...

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