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Encyclopedia > Stella Dallas

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Stella Dallas is a 1937 film which tells the story of a woman who sacrifices her own happiness for the sake of her daughter. It stars Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Sr., Marjorie Main and Tim Holt. 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... Film refers to the celluloid media on which movies are printed Film is a term that encompasses motion pictures as individual projects, as well as the field in general. ... Barbara Stanwyck in Stella Dallas (1937 Barbara Stanwyck (born Ruby Katherine Stevens) (July 16, 1907 - January 20, 1990) was an American film and television actress. ... Anne Shirley is a fictional character from the novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery. ... Alan Hale Sr. ... Marjorie Main (24 February 1890-10 April 1975) was an American character actress who was best known for her role as Ma Kettle in a series of ten Ma and Pa Kettle movies. ... Tim Holt Tim Holt (February 5, 1919 - February 15, 1973) was an American film actor. ...


The movie was adapted by Joe Bigelow, Harry Wagstaff Gribble, Victor Heerman, Sarah Y. Mason and Gertrude Purcell from the novel by Olive Higgins Prouty. It was directed by King Vidor. Olive Higgins Prouty (January 10, 1882–March 24, 1974) was an American novelist, best known for her pioneering consideration of psychotherapy in Now, Voyager and her feminist melodrama Stella Dallas. ... King Wallis Vidor (February 8, 1894 – November 1, 1982) was an American film director. ...


It was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Barbara Stanwyck) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Anne Shirley). Although he never won an Oscar for any of his movie performances, the comedian Bob Hope received two honorary Oscars for his contributions to cinema. ... The Academy Award for Best Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ... The Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress is one of the awards given to people working in the motion picture industry by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; nominations are made by Academy members who are actors and actresses. ...


An earlier version, in 1925, was adapted by Frances Marion and directed by Henry King. It stars Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.. 1925 was a common year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... Frances Marion Frances Marion (November 18, 1888 - May 12, 1973) was an American screenwriter often cited as the most renowned female screenwriter of the twentieth century. ... Ronald Colman (February 9, 1891 – May 19, 1958) was an English actor. ... Alice Joyce Alice Joyce (1 October 1890 - 9 October 1959) was an actress born in Kansas City, Missouri, United States best known for her Hollywood cinema roles in the 1910s and 1920s, perhaps most famously The Green Goddess. Joyce was known as The Madonna of the Screen for her striking... Jean Hersholt (July 12, 1886 - June 2, 1956) was an Danish actor. ... Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. ...


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MWOTRC: Metro Washington Old Time Radio Club (1876 words)
Stella Dallas was a sterling example of their confidence and perceptive enlightenment.
Stella Dallas was based on Olive Higgins Prouty’s novel by that title that was reincarnated in 1925 and 1937 celluloid versions and adapted to radio by Frank and Anne Hummert.
Stella Dallas was to become one of only a trio of serials occupying a single quarter-hour timeslot (in its case, 4:15 p.m.
TIME.com: Stella Dallas* -- May 28, 1923 -- Page 1 (756 words)
Stella saw that Laurel wasn't her kind— that she herself was the handicap on Laurel's becoming "nice." So she gave Laurel up in the only way that could bring a definite breach between them—let Stephen divorce her and married the wreck of an ex-society-riding-master, a worthy whom Laurel couldn't bear.
Stella Dallas is an excellently written novel dealing with a genuine problem—the problem of the woman who marries, as the Victorians called it, " above her station," and does her best to fit into her new environment but cannot, while her children can.
Stella is first of all a human being, not a type, and the same is almost as true of the other principal characters — even the somewhat pluperfect and superaesthetic Mrs.
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