Approved | | Drama, Romance
A working-class woman is willing to do whatever it takes to give her daughter a socially promising future.
Samuel Goldwyn would have preferred Ruth Chatterton for the title role, but she turned it down, having just played a less-than-perfect wife in Dodsworth (1936).
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 Stella is working on the sofa in her light robe you can see the padding on her rear. This is later in the movie.