The Joy That Kills

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The Joy That Kills
Distributed by Films for the Humanities
Directed by Tina Rathborne
Produced by Tina Rathborne
Sue Felt
Tony Mark
Screenplay by Tina Rathborne
Nancy Dyer
Based on "The Story of an Hour
by Kate Chopin
Editing by Cindy Kaplan
Production company Cypress Films, Mark/Jill Productions
Country United States
Language English
Release date 1985 TV broadcast, 1988 VHS, 2004 DVD, 2005 E-video
Running time 56 minutes

The Joy that Kills is a 1984 television film adaptation of Kate Chopin's short story "The Story of an Hour." It was directed by Tina Rathborne and co-written by Rathbone and Nancy Dyer.[1] It was released in 1984 as a part of the PBS series American Playhouse.[2]


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