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I Found Stella Parish (1935)

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A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Stella Parish
Ian Hunter ...
Keith Lockridge
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Stephan Norman
Sybil Jason ...
Gloria Parish
Jessie Ralph ...
Nana
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Clifton Jeffords
Eddie Acuff ...
Dimmie
Joe Sawyer ...
Chuck (as Joseph Sawyer)
Walter Kingsford ...
Reeves
Harry Beresford ...
James
Robert Strange ...
Jed Duffy
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Storyline

Stella Parish, star of the London stage, keeps her private life a secret. After an opening night triumph, her mysterious past catches up with her and she vanishes before the after-party. When Ms. Parish doesn't show up, Keith Lockridge, an ace newspaper reporter, at first assumes it to be a publicity stunt. But producer Stephan Norman receives word that Stella is leaving the country. Lockridge is able to track Stella to a ship bound for America, where she is traveling under a false name and wearing a disguise. Aboard the ship Lockridge befriends Stella and her young daughter Gloria. In New York he becomes very close to Stella (now without the disguise) and Gloria, all the while digging up the details of Stella's sordid past. Stella confesses her love for Lockridge after he's already wired his story to his newspaper. With the truth out in the open, Stella sends Gloria to be raised abroad while she exploits her notorious reputation onstage. Sorry for the mess he's made, Lockridge does ... Written by Jimmy L.

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A GLORIOUS ROMANCE THAT FLAMED WITH BRILLIANT INTENSITY! (original print ad - all caps)

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Drama | Romance

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16 November 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Amores Trágicos  »

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Trivia

There was a widely held belief that young man in a wig and period costume appearing in a scene with Kay Francis in "I Found Stella Parish" was a young Errol Flynn. As reported by Rudy Behlmer in the March 1970 issue of "Films in Review" the writer and his collaborators, Clifford McCarthy and Tony Thomas concluded that the Flynn lookalike is actually Ralph Bushman (a.k.a. Francis X. Bushman Jr.) See more »

Quotes

Gloria Parish: Am I a wonderful actress like you?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: Wonderful's a pretty big word for a little girl like you, but I think you'll do.
Gloria Parish: When I grow up, will I be a wonderful actress?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: If you work hard, perhaps. Do you want to be?
Gloria Parish: Rather! I'd like that better than anything. Don't you, Mommy?
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: You know what I like better than anything, better than the best roles I've ever had, better than the theaters and all the people in them, better than anything in this whole wide world, don't you?
Gloria Parish: Yes, Mommy, I do. It's Nana.
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans: No.
Gloria Parish:
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans:
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Featured in Comet Over Broadway (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Powder My Back
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by the chorus at the burlesque
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Radiant Kay Francis in an soaper...
13 January 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

that drags in places. But Kay Francis is always worth watching. She plays an actress with a surprising past that catches up with her. Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, and Jessie Ralph are all ok, but Sybil Jason is yukky as the kid. The play that Kay is a smash in a a total dog, but it hardly matters. Film could also have shown her burlesque tour in a seedier light. But this Warners programmer kills 84 minutes pleasantly.


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