Approved | | Drama, Romance
A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.
Anne Shirley, who had grown up making movies and celebrated her 18th birthday during production, felt that King Vidor was ignoring her and not offering any direction. She finally made an appointment to see Samuel Goldwyn and tearfully informed him that she felt unwanted in the role and should be replaced. Goldwyn phoned Vidor to say, "I don't care what you tell the kid. Tell her she's lousy if she's great or great if she's lousy. Tell her any damn thing you please. I just can't cope with hysterical females and I don't want to be bothered again!"
Arthur W. Morley:
Mrs. Dallas, I wrote you a letter, and in it I stated...
Stella Martin 'Stell' Dallas: You don't have to tell me what you stated, just tell me what you meant.
When Stephen Dallas is first seen in his office, he's typing a letter. You can see that his fingers type several different keys, spaced out on the keyboard (probably in the middle of the middle rows), before he lowers his hands and stops typing to read. Then when he reads, you see that his letter ends with - - (i.e., 2 dashes). It's not possible for him to have typed - - using the keys he was striking before he lowered his hands.