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Stella Dallas
Goldwyn, Samuel, 1879-1974, presenter, film producer.
Uniform Title:
Stella Dallas (Motion picture : 1937)
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2013]

Physical Description:
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Even after her marriage to well-bred Stephen Dallas ends, irrepressible Stella is determined to give their daughter the life she never had. When it comes down to her child's happiness versus her own, Stella's sacrifice is the epitome of bravery.
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1937.

Based on the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty.

Special feature: Stella Davis (1925) silent film version, no musical accomaniment ; title given on container as "Stella Dallas vintage featurette."
Stella Davis (1937, 106 min.) -- Stella Davis (1925, 110 min.) / Samuel Goldwyn presents the Henry King production of ; directed by Henry King ; adapted for the screen by Frances Marion ; produced by Samuel Goldwyn ; released by United Artists Corporation.
Reading Level:
Rating: Not rated.
Added Uniform Title:
Stella Dallas (Motion picture : 1925)
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DVD 66018 Adult DVD Classics

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Produced by Sam Goldwyn, this second film version of Olive Higgins Prouty's Stella Dallas is by far the best. The combined talents of Goldwyn, director King Vidor and star Barbara Stanwyck lift this property far above the level of mere soap opera. Stanwyck is perfectly cast as Stella Martin, the loud, vulgar factory-town girl who snares wealthy husband Stephen Dallas (John Boles). When Stephen is offered a job in New York, Stella stays behind, knowing that she'll never be part of her husband's social circle. She pals around platonically with her old beau, the cheap and tasteless Ed Munn (Alan Hale), a fact that drives yet another wedge between Stella and her husband. The final straw is daughter Laurel's (Anne Shirley) birthday party, which is boycotted by the local bluenoses. Though she would like to remain part of her daughter's life, Stella knows that she and she alone is the reason that Laurel is shunned by the rest of the community. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi