I Found Stella Parish

I Found Stella Parish

Director: Mervyn LeRoy Cast: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas

DVD (Black & White)

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Kay Francis stars as Stella Parish, a London stage favorite who suddenly disappears without a trace. British news correspondent Keith Lockridge (Ian Hunter) girdles the globe in search of Stella, who has left her beloved daughter Gloria (Sybil Jason) in the care of an aunt (Jessie Ralph). Finally locating his quarry, Lockridge learns that Stella dropped from view to hide the fact that she once served a jail sentence as an accessory to murder. He promises to kill the story for Gloria's sake, but his dispatch is inadvertently published away, forcing Stella into a tawdry career as a "freak" stage attraction (not unlike Evelyn Nesbit Shaw). After hitting rock-bottom in a burlesque show, Stella is rescued by her old director Stephan Norman (Paul Lukas), who invites her to revive the show she was starring in at the time of her disappearance. Little does she know that this comeback has been arranged by Lockridge, who hopes to atone for betraying her trust. All roads lead to a tear-stained reunion between Stella and her daughter, a denouement as inevitable as death and taxes. For years, it was believed that Errol Flynn played an unbilled bit in I Found Stella Parish, but a researcher in the late 1960s discovered that the Flynn look-alike was actually Francis X. Bushman Jr.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2015
UPC: 0888574294229
Original Release: 1935
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:25:00
Sales rank: 37,752

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Kay Francis Stella Parish
Ian Hunter Keith Lockridge
Paul Lukas Stephen Norman
Sybil Jason Gloria Parish
Jessie Ralph Nana
Barton MacLane Clifton Jeffords
Walter Kingsford Reeves
Harry Beresford James
Joe Sawyer Chuck
Eddie Acuff Dimmy
Robert Strange Jed Duffy
Harlan Briggs Theatre Manager
Elsa Buchanan Maid
Rita Carlyle Actor
Phyllis Coghlan London Operator
Edward Cooper Caligula
John Dilson Producer's Assistant
Vernon P. Downing Actor
Elspeth Dudgeon Actor
William "Wild Bill" Elliott Reporter
Charles E. Evans Old Actor
Lew Harvey Actor
Hugh Huntley Cemellus
Olaf Hytten Butler
Alice Keating New York Operator
Crauford Kent Lord Chamberlain
Milt Kibbee Costumer
Lotus Liu Mabel
Ferdinand Munier Andrews
Vesey O'Davoren Deck Steward
Tempe Piggott Woman
Vernon Steele Slave
Lotus Thompson Secretary
Mary Treen Sob Sister
Emmett Vogan Actor
Marie Wells Hotel Operator
Ralph Bushman Erik

Technical Credits
Mervyn LeRoy Director
Harry Joe Brown Producer
William B. Clemens Editor
Leo F. Forbstein Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert M. Haas Art Director
Sidney Hickox Cinematographer
Orry Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Orry-Kelly Costumes/Costume Designer
Casey Robinson Screenwriter

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- I Found Stella Parish
1. Chapter 1 [9:35]
2. Chapter 2 [6:11]
3. Chapter 3 [7:33]
4. Chapter 4 [8:37]
5. Chapter 5 [7:36]
6. Chapter 6 [8:43]
7. Chapter 7 [10:42]
8. Chapter 8 [5:15]
9. Chapter 9 [7:02]
10. Chapter 10 [8:20]
11. Chapter 11 [4:59]

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