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Stella Dallas (1925)

 |  Drama  |  16 November 1925 (USA)
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who is devastated by her father's death and quickly marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a ... See full summary »

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Ed Munn
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Mrs. Grosvenor
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Laurel Dallas
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Richard Grosvenor
Vera Lewis ...
Mrs. Tibbets
Maurice Murphy ...
Morrison Child
Jack Murphy ...
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Charles Hatton ...
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Robert W. Gillette ...
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Stella Dallas is a small town girl who is devastated by her father's death and quickly marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallases go their separate ways. Now confined to poverty, Stella must sacrifice her own life and happiness for the sake of her daughter. Written by Spencer Higham

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Great as a book - greater as a play - greatest as a photodrama. (Newspaper ad). See more »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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Belle Bennett Is Terrific
20 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The first film version of the Olive Higgins Prouty best seller.

Despite third billing, Belle Bennett stars as Stella and is very good in the role of her career. She does an amazing job of aging over a 20-year period and is very effective.

Ronald Colman stars (and gets tops billing) as Stephen Dallas, and Alice Joyce is Mrs. Morrison.

Lois Moran gets the role of Laurel and is excellent, starting out as a 10-year-old. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. plays the boy friend. They were both 16. Jean Hersholt is Ed Munn, Vera Lewis is a gossipy teacher, and Beatrix Pryor plays Fairbanks' mother.

Bennett never got another good role and died of cancer in 1932.


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