Stella Dallas (1925 film)

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Stella Dallas
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Directed by Henry King
Written by Frances Marion
Based on Stella Dallas
1923 novel
by Olive Higgins Prouty
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Starring Ronald Colman
Belle Bennett
Lois Moran
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Edited by Stuart Heisler
Distributed by United Artists
Release date
  • November 16, 1925 (1925-11-16)
Running time
110 minutes
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Box office$1.5 million [1]
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Stella Dallas is a 1925 American silent drama film that was produced by Samuel Goldwyn, adapted by Frances Marion, and directed by Henry King. The film stars Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Lois Moran, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. [2] [3] Prints of the film survive in several film archives. [4]


This was the first feature film adaptation of the 1923 novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty. Subsequent film versions were Stella Dallas (1937) and Stella (1990).


Stella Dallas (Belle Bennett), a small town girl, marries the upper class Stephen Dallas (Ronald Colman), with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel (Lois Moran), the Dallases go their separate ways. [5]


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  1. Quigley Publishing Company "The All Time Best Sellers", International Motion Picture Almanac 1937-38 (1938) p. 942 accessed April 19, 2014
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Stella Dallas
  3. Stella Dallas at The Alice Joyce Website, by Greta De Groat
  4. "Stella Dallas". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  5. Stella Dallas at