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Stella Dallas (5-Aug-1937)

Director: King Vidor

Writers: Harry Wagstaff Gribble; Victor Heerman; Sarah Y. Mason; Gertrude Purcell

From novel: Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty

Musical Director: Alfred Newman

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn

Keywords: Romantic Drama

Working-class woman Stella Martin moves up in life by marrying Stephen Dallas, prominent in society though no longer in possession of the fortune he once had. They have a daughter, Laurel, but Stella is never able to assimilate into the upper class. Stephen and Stella divorce and he remarries, to a past fiancée. Stella comes to realize her own mannerisms are a significant handicap to Laurel, limiting her advancement; she sacrifices everything for her daughter. Bittersweet soap opera. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Remake of Stella Dallas (1925).

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Boles
28-Oct-1895 27-Feb-1969 Victor Moritz in Frankenstein
Alan Hale, Sr.
10-Feb-1892 22-Jan-1950 The Adventures of Robin Hood
Tim Holt
5-Feb-1918 15-Feb-1973 The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
Dickie Jones
25-Feb-1927 7-Jul-2014 Buffalo Bill Jr.
Marjorie Main
24-Feb-1890 10-Apr-1975 Ma and Pa Kettle
Barbara O'Neil
17-Jul-1910 3-Sep-1980 Ellen O'Hara in Gone with the Wind
Anne Shirley
17-Apr-1918 4-Jul-1993 Stella Dallas
Barbara Stanwyck
16-Jul-1907 20-Jan-1990 Double Indemnity
Nella Walker
6-Mar-1886 22-Mar-1971 Mack and Walker


Barbara Stanwyck   ...   Stella Dallas
John Boles   ...   Stephen Dallas
Anne Shirley   ...   Laurel Dallas
Barbara O'Neil   ...   Helen Morrison
Alan Hale, Sr.   ...   Ed Munn
Marjorie Main   ...   Mrs. Martin
George Walcott   ...   Charlie Martin
Ann Shoemaker   ...   Miss Phillibrown
Tim Holt   ...   Richard Grosvenor
Nella Walker   ...   Mrs. Grosvenor
Bruce Satterlee   ...   Con Morrison
Jimmy Butler   ...   Con Morrison (Grown Up)
Jack Egger   ...   John Morrison
Dickie Jones   ...   Lee Morrison


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