Yuriko Hanabusa (Ine)Setsuko Hara (Keiko)Takako Irie (Kaoru Fujinami)Toshiko Itô (Professor's wife)Yôyô Kojima (Professor Kimura)Sadao Maruyama (Lawyer Ide)Reiko Minakami (Ritsuko)Masao Mishima (Ryusaku Tanaka)Jôji Oka (Junji)Osamu Takizawa (Junji's Father)
This film was inspired by the novel Stella Dallas by Olive Higgins Prouty and was initially released in two parts, respectively in 79 minutes and 70 minutes of length. They were combined into one 91-minute film and re-released in 1950. A mother who was bullied by women of the higher class abandons her home and family. She moves in with her male friend. She misses her daughter and hears her play the piano on the radio and surreptitiously at performances.