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Stolen Hours is a 1963 British-American film 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. Also in the cast were Michael Craig, Edward Judd and Diane Baker.

Stolen Hours
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Directed byDaniel Petrie
Produced byDenis Holt
Written byJessamyn West
Music byMort Lindsey Recorded in London. Musicians: Tubby Hayes, Stan Tracey, Jeff Clyne, Don Brown.
CinematographyHarry Waxman
Edited byGeoffrey Foot
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • October 2, 1963 (1963-10-02) (US)
Running time
97 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom
United States

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


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