Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Stella Maris - 1918

Country: USA
Language: English
Director: Marshall Neilan
Writers: William J. Locke (novel), Frances Marion (photoplay)
Stars: Mary Pickford, Ida Waterman and Herbert Standing
Release Date: 21 January 1918 (USA)
Filming Locations: Busch Gardens - S. Grove Avenue, Pasadena, California, USA
Production Co: Pickford Film
Runtime: 84 min (alternate version)
Sound Mix: Silent
Color: Black and White
Plot Keywords: Orphan | Alcoholic | Poverty | Imprisonment | Uncle | Murder | Marriage | Unrequited Love | Dual Role | Disillusionment | Nobility | Adoption
Marital Separation | Suicide | Dog | Aunt | Battered Child | Innocent | London England | Starvation | Invalid | Self Sacrifice | Sailing | Paralysis | Housemaid |
Surgery | Class Distinction | Based On Novel | Character Name In Title
Genres: Drama
Stella Maris is a beautiful, crippled girl, who is cared for by a rich family. They shield her from the harsh realities of the world, so that she has no idea of the cruel things that some people do. Unity Blake is a poor orphan all too familiar with the harsh realities of the real world. These two young women both fall in love with John, love which is complicated by the fact that he is still married to (though separated from) a bad wife.

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