Stella Dallas: Working-class Stella Martin marries high-end Stephen Dallas and soon they have a daughter named Laurel. But Stephen's incessant demands of Stella to become what she isn't leads to their eventual separation. Stephen later marries Helen Morrison (his prior fiancée), and Laurel becomes the focus of Stella's life and love. Nothing is too good for Laurel as far as Stella is concerned. Determined to give her all the advantages, she takes Laurel on a trip to an expensive resort where Laurel makes friends with rich kids. After an embarrassing incident, Stella realizes that her daughter would go farther in life without Stella as her mother. Her subsequent sacrifice is shattering.
Director : King Vidor
Cast : Alan Hale, Ann Doran, Ann Shoemaker, Anne Shirley, Barbara O'Neil, Barbara Stanwyck, Charles Richman, Dickie Jones, Dorothy Vaughan, Edmund Elton, Edwin Stanley, Edythe Elliott, Etta McDaniel, Forbes Murray, Francis Sayles, George Meeker, George Walcott, Gertrude Short, Harlan Briggs, Harry Bowen, Hattie McDaniel, Jessie Arnold, Jimmy Butler, John Boles, Laraine Day, Lester Dorr, Lillian Yarbo, Lon McCallister, Lynda Grey, Lynne Roberts, Marjorie Main, Michael Owen, Mitchell Ingraham, Nella Walker, Olin Howland, Paul Stanton, Robert Homans, Russ Powell, Tim Holt, Vesey O'Davoren, Winifred Harris