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An earlier adaptation of William J. Locke's novel was made under the same title by the Pickford Film Co. in 1918, directed by Marshall A. Neilan and starring Mary Pickford and Conway Tearle (see ... More Less

An earlier adaptation of William J. Locke's novel was made under the same title by the Pickford Film Co. in 1918, directed by Marshall A. Neilan and starring Mary Pickford and Conway Tearle (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Sep 1925
p. 19.
Exhibitors Trade Review
23 Jan 1926
p. 20.
Film Daily
21 Feb 1926
p. 6.
Motion Picture News
30 Jan 1926
p. 599.
Variety
17 Mar 1926
p. 39.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 December 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
28 December 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22220
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,786
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Stella Maris, the crippled daughter of an aristocratic couple, is brought up in tender solicitude, living in a castle amidst gardens and rustic walks. Her constant companions are Walter Herold and John Risca, who provide Stella with a daily round of make-believe and fancy. John Risca, who is separated from his wife, assumes the care of a slavey named Unity Blake when his wife is sent to jail for 3 years for torturing the girl. Stella is cured by a great physician, and John declares his love for her. John's wife, released from jail, learns of his devotion to Stella and tells her that John is not free to love her. Unity, who has become devoted to John, kills his wife and then takes her own life. John comes to realize that Stella loves Herold and gives his blessing to their ... +


Stella Maris, the crippled daughter of an aristocratic couple, is brought up in tender solicitude, living in a castle amidst gardens and rustic walks. Her constant companions are Walter Herold and John Risca, who provide Stella with a daily round of make-believe and fancy. John Risca, who is separated from his wife, assumes the care of a slavey named Unity Blake when his wife is sent to jail for 3 years for torturing the girl. Stella is cured by a great physician, and John declares his love for her. John's wife, released from jail, learns of his devotion to Stella and tells her that John is not free to love her. Unity, who has become devoted to John, kills his wife and then takes her own life. John comes to realize that Stella loves Herold and gives his blessing to their marriage. +

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