The Joy That Kills

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The Joy That Kills
Based on "The Story of an Hour"
by Kate Chopin
Screenplay by Tina Rathborne
Nancy Dyer
Directed by Tina Rathborne
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Tina Rathborne
Sue Felt
Tony Mark
Editor(s) Cindy Kaplan
Running time 56 minutes
Production company(s) Cypress Films, Mark/Jill Productions
Distributor Films for the Humanities
Original release 1985 TV broadcast, 1988 VHS, 2004 DVD, 2005 E-video

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]


  1. ^ "Joy That Kills". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Archived from the original on February 8, 2013. Retrieved 2018-05-21.
  2. ^ Corry, John. "TV Review: 'The Joy That Kills,' On WNET." New York Times, January 28, 1985.

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