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Writers:
Harry Kleiner (screen play)
Marty Holland (novel)
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Release Date:
5 December 1945 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
Entertainment that all but explodes with dramatic tension! See more »
Plot:
A slick con man arrives in a small town looking to make some money, but soon gets more than he bargained for. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Stella! See more (56 total) »

Cast

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Alice Faye ... June Mills

Dana Andrews ... Eric Stanton

Linda Darnell ... Stella

Charles Bickford ... Mark Judd

Anne Revere ... Clara Mills

Bruce Cabot ... Dave Atkins

John Carradine ... Professor Madley
Percy Kilbride ... Pop
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Stella's Neighbor (uncredited)
Robert Adler ... Coroner at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Herbert Ashley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Matthew 'Stymie' Beard ... Shoeshine Boy (uncredited)
Betty Boyd ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Paul E. Burns ... News Vendor (uncredited)
Chick Collins ... 2nd Bus Driver (uncredited)
Jimmy Conlin ... Walton Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum ... Man Leaving Drugstore (uncredited)
Gus Glassmire ... San Francisco Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
William Haade ... 1st Bus Driver (uncredited)
Dick Haymes ... Himself - JukeBox Vocalist (voice) (uncredited)
Olin Howland ... Joe Ellis (uncredited)
Adele Jergens ... Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Tiny Jones ... Woman at Madley's Show (uncredited)
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Bank Guard (uncredited)
George Magrill ... Cop at Murder Scene (uncredited)
Leila McIntyre ... Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Mira McKinney ... Mrs. Judd (uncredited)
Dave Morris ... Reporter (uncredited)
Horace Murphy ... Sheriff (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)
Frank O'Connor ... Man at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Broderick O'Farrell ... Policeman (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Waiter (uncredited)
Paul Palmer ... Detective (uncredited)
Harry Strang ... Policeman (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Honky Tonk Dance Customer (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Man at Madley's Show (uncredited)
Hal Taliaferro ... Officer Gus Johnson (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Bartender (uncredited)
Martha Wentworth ... Hotel Maid (uncredited)

Directed by
Otto Preminger 
 
Writing credits
Harry Kleiner (screen play)

Marty Holland (novel)

Produced by
Otto Preminger .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Raksin 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph LaShelle (director of photography) (as Joseph La Shelle)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Reynolds 
 
Art Direction by
Leland Fuller 
Lyle R. Wheeler  (as Lyle Wheeler)
 
Set Decoration by
Thomas Little 
 
Costume Design by
Bonnie Cashin 
 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Raymond A. Klune .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Otto Brower .... second unit director (uncredited)
Tom Dudley .... assistant director (uncredited)
George Schaefer .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sam Wurtzel .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Helen Hansard .... associate set decorator
 
Sound Department
Bernard Freericks .... sound
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Sersen .... special photographic effects
Sol Halperin .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Edward Snyder .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lloyd Ahern .... second camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Emil Newman .... musical director
Charles Althouse .... music mixer (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Neal .... music mixer (uncredited)
Murray Spivack .... music mixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Teresa Brachetto .... script supervisor (uncredited)
May Morris .... research assistant (uncredited)
Frances C. Richardson .... research director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
98 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | UK:PG (DVD rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Approved (PCA #10940)

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Trivia:
Dana Andrews did the commentary on the trailer.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: Among the works listed on the church reader board for June Mills's upcoming organ recital are a Stabat Mater by Beethoven and a Requiem by Brahms. Beethoven never wrote a Stabat Mater, and the only Requiem by Brahms is a massive choral work, highly unlikely to be played as an organ solo.See more »
Quotes:
Joe Ellis:Get in.
Eric Stanton:I'm not going.
Professor Madley:Not going? What's wrong?
Eric Stanton:Nothing. You go ahead. I'll meet you.
Professor Madley:But Eric - we need you for the advance publicity. San Francisco's a tough town on spooks.
Joe Ellis:Come on! hit 'em like the earthquake!
Eric Stanton:When I feel like it. I made it clear to you when I took this job. You can't tie me down. Cramps my style. I always work best when a certain feeling comes over me, and right now I haven't got it.
Joe Ellis:[under his breath] Genius!
Professor Madley:Eric my boy, you're an artist. You have my sympathy. And a bus ticket on the firm.
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Stella!, 8 November 2004
Author: jotix100 from New York

This is a film seldom seen these days. We saw it before as part of a Film Noir series, so it was a surprise when it was shown on the Fox Channel the other night because it gave us a chance to rediscover this 1945 Otto Preminger movie. The director was lucky in casting Dana Andrews, his "Laura" star, in the film.

The main reason for watching the film, again and again, is the sensational cinematography by Joseph LaShelle. This movie will be a treat for those fans who appreciate the fine detail this great camera man created for "Fallen Angels". The coastal California town gets a fabulous treatment in the hands of Mr. LaShelle. Also, the music score by David Raskin, working again with the director is typical of the times where the action takes place.

We are introduced to a Eric Stanton traveling by Greyhound bus toward one of the big California cities, but not having enough funds, he must get off in a remote place. He is perhaps not ready for what he is going to encounter. For better, or for worse, he goes into the seaside cafe where Stella, the beautiful waitress is the 'star' attraction among the male population of the town. One can feel the heat emanating from Stella, as well as what effect her presence has on all the men that visit the place.

The film shows that most of the story has been modified to satisfy the studio executives, because it doesn't make sense most of the time. We are witnesses to political incorrectness when the police chief beats a witness repeatedly in order to extract a confession from him. Also, the instant romance between June Mills, the spinster church organist and Eric Stanton and their surprise wedding is something one only sees in movies, but then again, who knows, the old maid must have been just ripe for picking.

For this film being made in 1945, it has a sexuality that comes across openly whenever we are taken to the seaside cafe and watch all the men ogling Stella, the waitress who provokes desire in them. Linda Darnell, a gorgeous woman herself, gives a powerful performance as Stella. Ms. Darnell clearly understand what makes her character tick.

Dana Andrews is also excellent as the drifter who falls for Stella, but realizes he must play his cards right in order to get his ticket to a better life with June. Alice Faye in a dramatic role doesn't come as well as the others, perhaps because her character is not clearly defined.

A film to watch for the great cinematography and as a curiosity piece from Otto Preminger.

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