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Stanley & Iris (1990)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  9 February 1990 (USA)
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A struggling widow falls in love with an illiterate short-order cook whom she teaches to read and write in her kitchen each night.

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Stanley Cox
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Sharon
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Kelly
Harley Cross ...
Richard
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Joe
Feodor Chaliapin Jr. ...
Leonides Cox (as Feodor Chaliapin)
Zohra Lampert ...
Elaine
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Bertha
Julie Garfield ...
Belinda
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Melissa
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Bernice
Laurel Lyle ...
Muriel
Mary Testa ...
Joanne
Katherine Cortez ...
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Storyline

Stanley Cox is a shy, illiterate short-order cook who has never taken a chance at love. Iris King is a newly widowed factory worker who has vowed never to love again. But as their friendship slowly blossoms and Iris helps Stanley learn to read, his strong yet gentle kindness helps mend her broken heart. And where two lonely strangers stood trapped within the past, Stanley and Iris can now begin a new chapter of their lives - together. Written by MGM/UA Home Video

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love | cook | widow | bakery | tutoring | See All (25) »

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Some people need love spelled out for them.

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Drama | Romance

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9 February 1990 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$23,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$5,820,015 (USA)
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Stanley Everett Cox: Three people in bed are one too many for me.
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Love Conquers All
23 December 2003 | by (Montreal Canada) – See all my reviews

`Stanley and Iris' is a heart warming film about two people who find each other and help one another overcome their problems in life. Stanley's life is difficult, because he never learned to read or write. Iris is a widower with two teenage children working in a bakery where she meets Stanley. She decides to teach Stanley how to read at her home in her spare time. Over time they become romantically involved. After Stanley learns to read, he goes off to a good job in Chicago, only to return to Iris and ask her to marry him.

It's a really good film without nudity, violence, or profanity, that which is rare in today's films. A good film all round.


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