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Stella Dallas (1937)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  6 August 1937 (USA)
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Working-class Stella Martin marries high-end Stephen Dallas and soon they have a daughter named Laurel. But Stephen's incessant demands of Stella to become what she isn't leads to their ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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John Boles ...
Stephen Dallas
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Laurel Dallas
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Helen Morrison
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Ed Munn
Marjorie Main ...
Mrs. Martin
George Walcott ...
Charlie Martin
Ann Shoemaker ...
Miss Margaret Phillibrown
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Richard Grosvenor
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Mrs. Grosvenor
Bruce Satterlee ...
Con Morrison
Jimmy Butler ...
Con Morrison - Grown Up
Jack Egger ...
John Morrison
Dickie Jones ...
Lee Morrison
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lynne Roberts ...
Student (as Lynn Roberts)
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Working-class Stella Martin marries high-end Stephen Dallas and soon they have a daughter named Laurel. But Stephen's incessant demands of Stella to become what she isn't leads to their eventual separation. Stephen later marries Helen Morrison (his prior fiancée), and Laurel becomes the focus of Stella's life and love. Nothing is too good for Laurel as far as Stella is concerned. Determined to give her all the advantages, she takes Laurel on a trip to an expensive resort where Laurel makes friends with rich kids. After an embarrassing incident, Stella realizes that her daughter would go farther in life without Stella as her mother. Her subsequent sacrifice is shattering. Written by Anonymous

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Laraine Day's first movie performance. See more »

Goofs

Ed Munn's photo on Stella's mantle moves from being beside the flowers to being directly in front of them. See more »

Quotes

Stella Martin 'Stell' Dallas: I've always been known to have a stack of style!
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Silent Night, Holy Night
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Music by Franz Gruber
Lyrics by Joseph Mohr
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A Classic film that will leave you bawling.
21 June 1999 | by See all my reviews

This is a wonderful old film that will simply take your breath away. Barbara Stanwyck is excellent as the mother Stella, who selflessly denies herself in order to give her daughter a chance in life. The movie will draw you in and the ending will leave you in tears. Barbara Stanwyck delivers a truly beautiful performance.


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