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Steel Magnolias is a american film of genre Drama directed by Herbert Ross released in USA on 15 november 1989 with Sally Field

Steel Magnolias (1989)

Steel Magnolias
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Released in USA 15 november 1989
Length 1h57
Directed by
Genres Drama,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama,    Romance
Rating72% 3.649753.649753.649753.649753.64975

Steel Magnolias is a 1989 American comedy-drama directed by Herbert Ross. It is the film adaptation of Robert Harling's 1987 play of the same name. The play and film are about the bond a group of different women share in a small-town southern community, and how they cope with the death of one of their own.

The story is based on Robert Harling's real life and the death of his sister Susan Harling Robinson in 1985 due to early diabetes. He changed his sister's name in the story from Susan, to Shelby Eatenton-Latcherie.

The title suggests the main female characters can be both as delicate as the magnolia flower, and as tough as steel.


Annelle Dupuy (Daryl Hannah), a reserved and ditzy beauty school graduate, is hired by Truvy Jones (Dolly Parton) to work in her home-based beauty salon in northwestern Louisiana. At the same time in another part of the neighbourhood, M'Lynn Eatenton (Sally Field) and her daughter, Shelby (Julia Roberts), are preparing for Shelby's wedding day, which is taking place later that day. They arrive, along with Clairee Belcher (Olympia Dukakis), the cheerful widow of the late former mayor, to have their hair done. Suddenly, Shelby, who has type one diabetes, falls into a hypoglycemic state but recovers quickly with the help of her mother's persistence and quick thinking. M'Lynn explains that Shelby was recently informed by doctors that she isn't able to have children.


Sally Field

(M'Lynn Eatenton)
Dolly Parton

(Truvy Jones)
Shirley MacLaine

(Ouiser Boudreaux)
Daryl Hannah

(Annelle Dupuy)
Olympia Dukakis

(Clairee Belcher)
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