Stolen Hours

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Stolen Hours
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Directed byDaniel Petrie
Produced byDenis Holt
Screenplay byJessamyn West
Story byJoseph Hayes
Based onDark Victory
1934 play
by George Emerson Brewer, Jr.
Bertram Bloch
Music byMort Lindsey Musicians: Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey, Jeff Clyne, Don Brown.[1]
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited byGeoffrey Foot
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 2, 1963 (1963-10-02) (US)
Running time
97 minutes
CountriesUnited Kingdom
United States

Stolen Hours is a 1963 British-American drama film directed by Daniel Petrie which stars Susan Hayward in the role of a socialite who is operated on for a brain tumor and then falls in love with, and marries her surgeon’s colleague.[2] Also in the cast were Michael Craig, Edward Judd and Diane Baker.[3]

It is a remake by United Artists of a Bette Davis film, Dark Victory (1939), with Hayward in Davis's role.[2] The time frame was updated and the locale changed to England.[2] It was shot at Shepperton Studios and on location around Britain including at Fowey in Cornwall.[4][5]

The US title was Summer Flight.[1]


A neurotic jet-setting socialite (Susan Hayward) is diagnosed with a brain tumor and told she has only a year to live. She falls in love with her doctor (Michael Craig), and struggles to turn her life around before she dies.



  1. ^ a b "Stolen Hours". Library of Congress. Retrieved 18 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b c "Stolen Hours (1963) - Daniel Petrie | Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related | AllMovie" – via
  3. ^ "Stolen Hours (1964)". BFI.
  4. ^ "Britmovie | Home of British Films".
  5. ^ "Reelstreets | Stolen Hours".

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