Stella (1950 film)
Ann Sheridan and David Wayne in Stella
|Directed by||Claude Binyon|
|Produced by||Sol C. Siegel|
|Written by||Claude Binyon|
|Based on||Family Skeleton|
by Doris Miles Disney
|Music by||Cyril J. Mockridge|
|Edited by||Harmon Jones|
|Distributed by||Twentieth Century-Fox|
When a relative dies in an accident, family members worry that they will be suspected of murder, so they bury the body, but that does not solve anything.
- Ann Sheridan as Stella Bevans
- Victor Mature as Jeff DeMarco
- Leif Erickson as Fred Anderson Jr.
- David Wayne as Carl Granger
- Randy Stuart as Claire
- Marion Marshall as Mary
- Frank Fontaine as Don
- Evelyn Varden as Flora
- Lea Penman as Mrs. Calhoun
- Joyce MacKenzie as Peggy Denny
- Hobart Cavanaugh as Tim Gross
The novel Family Skeleton was published in 1949. The New York Times described the book as "half humorous... not a mystery, hardly even a murder novel, and certainly not the light farce suggested by the publisher's grinning skull symbol." Hero Jeff di Marco later appeared in Disney's Straw Man in 1951.
Stella was Hobart Cavanaugh's last film; he knew he did not have long to live and collapsed twice on set, but was determined to see it through.
- Killing of Uncle Joe: FAMILY SKELETON. By Doris Miles Disney. 188 pp. New York: Doubleday-Crime Club. $2.25. A. B.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 22 May 1949: BR29.
- Criminals at Large By ANTHONY BOUCHER. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 21 Oct 1951: 195.
- PARAMOUNT GETS OPTION ON NOVEL: TO ENACT TITLE ROLE By THOMAS F. BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 01 Mar 1950: 42
- HAWKS, LASKER BUY RIGHTS TO 'BIG SKY': Producing Firm Acquires A. B. Guthrie Novel for Filming in the Late Summer Ross Acquires "Rendezvous" By THOMAS F. BRADY Special to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 13 Mar 1950: 15.
- "Jimmy Fidler in Hollywood". Valley Morning Star. May 5, 1950 – via Newspapers.com.
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