Stella Parish, star of the London stage, keeps her private life a secret. After an opening night triumph, her mysterious past catches up with her and she vanishes before the after-party. When Ms. Parish doesn't show up, Keith Lockridge, an ace newspaper reporter, at first assumes it to be a publicity stunt. But producer Stephan Norman receives word that Stella is leaving the country. Lockridge is able to track Stella to a ship bound for America, where she is traveling under a false name and wearing a disguise. Aboard the ship Lockridge befriends Stella and her young daughter Gloria. In New York he becomes very close to Stella (now without the disguise) and Gloria, all the while digging up the details of Stella's sordid past. Stella confesses her love for Lockridge after he's already wired his story to his newspaper. With the truth out in the open, Stella sends Gloria to be raised abroad while she exploits her notorious reputation onstage. Sorry for the mess he's made, Lockridge does ...
A GLORIOUS ROMANCE THAT FLAMED WITH BRILLIANT INTENSITY! (original print ad - all caps)
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This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Wednesday 28 November 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Portland OR Tuesday 29 January 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Columbus Tuesday 25 June 1957 on WTVN (Channel 6), and in Bloomington IN Wednesday 4 September 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4). See more
Stella Parish, an alias of Elsa Jeffords, aka Aunt Lumilla Evans
We Americans are a fun-loving people; we pay most anything just to look at a freak. That's what I am now--a freak--a headline. I'm hot stuff. The public will eat me up, and I'll make 'em pay for it.
Referenced in Movies on Sundays
The Pig and the Cow (and the Dog and Cat)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Played by Kay Francis
on the piano
Sung by Sybil Jason See more