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I Found Stella Parish (1935)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | 16 November 1935 (USA)
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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Stella Parish
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Keith Lockridge
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Stephan Norman
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Gloria Parish
Jessie Ralph ...
Nana
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Clifton Jeffords
Eddie Acuff ...
Dimmie
Joe Sawyer ...
Chuck (as Joseph Sawyer)
Walter Kingsford ...
Harry Beresford ...
James
Robert Strange ...
Jed Duffy
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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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Amores Trágicos  »

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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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Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) 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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Kay Francis in a B-film struggling to be an A-film...
24 November 2009 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

For KAY FRANCIS admirers, I suppose this one is one of their favorite vehicles. She gets a stunning wardrobe and close-ups to die for. But unfortunately, even Mervyn LeRoy's direction and Orry-Kelly's wardrobe and Casey Robinson's script can't bring reality to the mawkish story.

She's a stage actress with a gilded reputation, but she's hiding her past transgressions in order to protect her child (SYBIL JASON). Improbably, IAN HUNTER is a reporter who's so anxious to get the inside scoop on where she has fled to, that he goes to extreme lengths to discover her whereabouts. Naturally, they fall in love and he has to confess that he's the journalist who spilled her story to the press.

At this point, the plot forgets about reality and sinks into soap suds until the bitter end. It's typical slush for Miss Francis, who suffers and suffers until that magical moment when everything is coming up roses for the last reel.

Forget about it.


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