Stella 1989

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Stella ★½ 1989 (PG-13)

Anachronistic remake update of “Stella Dallas” casts Midler as a single mother who sacrifices everything to give her daughter a better life. Barbara Stanwyck did it much better in 1937. Based on Olive Higgins Prouty's novel. 109m/C VHS, DVD . Bette Midler, John Goodman, Stephen Collins, Eileen Brennan, Ben Stiller, Trini Alvarado, Marsha Mason; D: John Erman; W: Robert Getchell; C: Billy Williams.