Bette Midler
Director: John Erman Cast: Bette Midler
Bette Midler
, John Goodman
John Goodman
, Trini Alvarado
Trini Alvarado
John Erman


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Bette Midler stars as Stella Claire, a working-class, fun-loving barmaid in northern New York State. A brief affair with handsome Stephen Dallas (Stephen Collins) produces a daughter, Jenny (Trini Alvarado), whom Stella insists upon raising alone, despite Dallas' marriage offer. As the years pass, Stella and Jenny are a happy pair. Stella gives up bartending to sell cosmetics, supported by her friend Ed (John Goodman), a bartender developing a crush on her and a problem with alcohol. Dallas has stayed involved with his beloved daughter from afar and is now a urologist in New York City, engaged to a book editor (Marsha Mason). As Jenny reaches adulthood, Stella becomes aware that life with her father would provide her daughter with opportunities that she'd never have otherwise, so she devises a painful, self-sacrificing scheme to drive Jenny from the nest. Although functional as a tearjerker, many of the themes in Stella simply don't make as much sense in a modern age of healthy, fractured families, muting the drama of the tale's earlier versions, specifically Stella Dallas (1937).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2019
UPC: 0738329235673
Original Release: 1990
Rating: PG-13
Source: Kl Studio Classics
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:49:00
Sales rank: 3,829

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bette Midler Stella Claire
John Goodman Ed Munn
Trini Alvarado Jenny Claire
Stephen Collins Dr. Stephen Dallas
Marsha Mason Janice Morrison
Eileen Brennan Mrs. Wilkerson
Linda Hart Debbie Whitman
Philip Akin Police Officer
Philip Astor Bar Customer

Technical Credits
John Erman Director
Suzanne Benoit Makeup
Michael Bernard Songwriter
Patricia Birch Choreography
Richard Blair Makeup
Bonnie Bruckheimer-Martell Co-producer
Rick Chadock Songwriter
Robert Getchell Screenwriter
Jack Gill Stunts
Jeffrey S. Ginn Art Director
Samuel Goldwyn Producer
Doug Graham Special Effects
James Hulsey Production Designer
Calvin Lewis Songwriter
Jerrold L. Ludwig Editor
Bob Mills Makeup
Bud Molin Editor
Giorgio Moroder Songwriter
John Morris Score Composer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Stella
1. Chapter 1 [10:58]
2. Chapter 2 [13:27]
3. Chapter 3 [11:42]
4. Chapter 4 [11:20]
5. Chapter 5 [12:22]
6. Chapter 6 [18:34]
7. Chapter 7 [14:39]
8. Chapter 8 [15:51]

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