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I Found Stella Parish

  • Drama
  • Romance
  • 1935
  • Mervyn LeRoy
  • 84 mins

Summary

A theatrical star abruptly leaves England to escape her secret past, while a newspaper reporter follows her trail to America to get the scoop.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

An unashamed assault on the tear ducts, this hoary melodrama rather went against the Warner Bros grain, substituting the customary hard-edged realism for a little soft-soap and glamour. Bedecked in gowns by the legendary costume designer Orry-Kelly and playing against impossible cavernous sets, Kay Francis emotes for all she's worth as the stage diva prepared to sacrifice almost everything to prevent her daughter from learning of her misdeeds on the way to the top. Directed with the excessive earnestness that regrettably blighted his later career, Mervyn LeRoy flatters Francis in every shot. However, Ian Hunter and Paul Lukas still manage to make an impression.

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Credits

Cast

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Stella ParishKay Francis
Keith LockridgeIan Hunter (1)
Stephen NormanPaul Lukas
Gloria ParishSybil Jason
NanaJessie Ralph
ChuckJoe Sawyer
DimmyEddie Acuff
ReevesWalter Kingsford

Crew

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DirectorMervyn LeRoy

Details

Released on
1936-06-15
Languages
English
Formats
Black and white
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