Stella Dallas (1937)

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A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.

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  • Barbara Stanwyck and John Boles in Stella Dallas (1937)
  • Anne Shirley in Stella Dallas (1937)
  • John Boles and Anne Shirley in Stella Dallas (1937)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Anne Shirley in Stella Dallas (1937)
  • Barbara Stanwyck and Anne Shirley in Stella Dallas (1937)
  • "Steela Dallas" Barabara Stanwyck 1937 U/A / MPTV

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16 August 2006 | ccthemovieman-1
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| Powerful Drama Guaranteed To Evoke Emotions
Make no mistake: this is a soap opera, plain and simple. Normally, that turns me off but I didn't mind here because Barbara Stanwyck is just superb to watch. Playing the title role, she dominates the film, and that's fine with me. I usually find her an interesting woman who makes her characters come alive.

This is a powerful story, especially so, I would presume, if you are the mother of a teenage girl. Here, Anne Shirley plays Stanwyck's daughter. What "Stella" (Stanwyck) does at the end of the film makes for a great story but I doubt, frankly, if any mother could do that. The story is guaranteed to make some impact your emotions! I don't want to say more to spoil anything.

I enjoyed John Boles role in here and really, really liked Barbara O'Neil's character, "Helen Morrison Dallas." Personally, I couldn't watch this many times but if I think it has so much to offer that I readily understand those who would watch this over and over. It has a lot going for it.

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