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Stella Maris (1918)

Unrated | | Drama | 21 January 1918 (USA)
Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some ... See full summary »

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(from the novel by), (photoplay)
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Miss Stella Maris / Unity Blake
Ida Waterman ...
Lady Eleanor Blount - aka Aunt Julia
Herbert Standing ...
Sir Oliver Blount
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John Risca - also Spelled Riska
Marcia Manon ...
Louisa Risca - also Spelled Louise Riska
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Aunt Gladys Linden
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Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some people do. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, love which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Le roman de Mary  »

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When John Riska returns to his house one night, Unity offers him a 'Sally Lun' (sic). A 'Sally Lunn' is a type of bread, from Bath in the English West Country. The recipe is said to have come to the area courtesy of a French immigrant in the 17th century. It can be served sliced horizontally and toasted, with sweet or savoury toppings such as plain or flavoured butters, jam and clotted cream. See more »

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Unity Blake: Lor' luv a duck! An' me a'restin' on satink!
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A Bullseye for the Creative, Ambitious and Great Mary Pickford!
15 March 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you have never seen a Pickford film, this Artcraft Production is a perfect introduction to the star's versatile talents. In her dual roles as Stella and Unity she displays a range and depth of emotions hardly seen in films of this era.

Pickford was drawn to this story immediately after screenwriter Frances Marion suggested she read the novel. Pickford's labor of love in getting this book to the screen is evident in every scene. Art Direction and sets are superb--subtle yet surprising and stylish, even smartly humorous at times. It's a fine production throughout and, astonishingly, even the special effects hold up well today.


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