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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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Complete credited cast:
... Stella Parish
... Keith Lockridge
... Stephan Norman
... Gloria Parish
... Nana
... Clifton Jeffords
... Dimmie
... Chuck (as Joseph Sawyer)
... Reeves
... James
... 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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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Portland OR Tuesday 29 January 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Columbus Tuesday 25 June 1957 on WTVN (Channel 6), and in Bloomington IN Wednesday 4 September 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4). See more »

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Stephen Norman: But this isn't *like* her.
Keith Lockridge: Nothing's like anyone till after they've done it.
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Referenced in Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage (1983) See more »

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Powder My Back
(1935) (uncredited)
Music by Allie Wrubel
Lyrics by Mort Dixon
Sung by the chorus at the burlesque
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Disappointing blackmail drama
16 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

Considering Mervyn Leroy directed this film, it has to rank as a disappointment. Kay Francis sleepwalks her way through a ridiculous plot about an actress whose career is threatened by blackmail. Casey Robinson's hastily written screenplay was probably an afterthought while he worked on Captain Blood, but there's no excuse for a film set (partly) in Britain to include constant references to people's 'apartments' and feature cars with left hand drives! Ludicrous Cockney accents we can overlook, but these details distracted me throughout the film. Everything about Stella Parish looks like a rush job, and Ms. Francis seems particularly anxious to call it a day. Not a complete disaster, but edging close to it.


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