Release date1985 TV broadcast, 1988 VHS, 2004 DVD, 2005 E-video Based on"The Story of an Hour"
by Kate Chopin WriterTina Rathborne, Nancy Dyer
The joy that kills 1984
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. It was released in 1984 as a part of the PBS series American Playhouse.