Stella Dallas Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Stella Dallas

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

Release date: Aug 6, 1937
Production Company: HBO Video
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Genre: Classics,Drama,Romance

Stella Dallas Caste and Crew
Director: King Vidor
writer: Sarah Y. Mason,Victor Heerman,Gertrude Purcell,Harry Wagstaff Gribble
Barbara Stanwyck,Anne Shirley,John Boles,Barbara O’Neil,Alan Hale,Marjorie Main,Edmund Elton,George Walcott,Gertrude Short,Tim Holt,Nella Walker,Bruce Satterlee,Jimmy Butler,Jack Egger,Dick Jones,Ann Shoemaker,Jessie Arnold,Lon McCallister,Laraine Day,Lillian Yarbo,Winifred Harris,Al Shean,Etta McDaniel,Lillian West,Mildred Gover,George Meeker,Ann Doran,Harry Bowen,Hazel Langton,Mabel Colcord,Dorothy Vaughan,Edythe Elliott,Paul Stanton,Frank Dickson,Francis Sayles,Michael Owen,Lynda Grey,Linda Gray,Frank Filban,Vesey O’Davoren,Harlan Briggs