Stella Dallas Poster

Release Date: December 6th, 2003

DVD Release Date: January 26th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
When Stella Martin (Barbara Stanwyck), a working class woman, meets and marries the wealthy Stephen Dallas (John Boles), they quickly have a daughter named Laurel (Anne Shirley). Stella and Stephen struggle to stay happy as their class differences become a problem; when they finally separate, Laurel is caught in the middle of the divorce. Soon, Lauren becomes the center of Stella's life. Stella tries to be a good mother, but realizes that her daughter can flourish quite well without her.

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Alan Hale, Marjorie Main, Edmund Elton, George Walcott

Director: King Vidor

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Samuel Goldwyn Company

Distributors: United Artists

Keywords: Relationships, Sacrifice, Wife, 1930s, Mother, Daughter, Engaging, Marriage, Husband, Transformation, Small town, Father, Family, Melodramatic


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