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Overview for Barbara Stanwyck
Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck


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Also Known As: Died: January 20, 1990
Born: July 16, 1907 Cause of Death: congestive heart failure
Birth Place: Brooklyn, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Going Hollywood: The War Years (1988) as Herself (Archival Footage)
Compilation documentary on the film industry's world and efforts during World War II.
Letters, The (1973) as Geraldine Parkington ("The Parkingtons: Dear Penelope")
Three interconnected stories about nine people whose lives are drastically changed by letters delayed a year in delivery. Pilot to a prospective series.
Taste Of Evil, A (1971) as Miriam Jannings
Returning from a mental institution following a traumatic rape experience, a young woman finds herself the target of someone trying to drive her insane.
Roustabout (1964) as Maggie Morgan
A female carnival owner hires a hot-blooded young singer to save her touring show.
The Night Walker (1964) as Irene Trent
A woman is beseiged by nightly dreams of an imaginary lover, and, after her husband dies, she is helped by a scheming lawyer to unravel the mystery in her subconscious.
Walk on the Wild Side (1962) as Jo Courtney
A penniless farmer tracks the woman he loves to a New Orleans brothel.
Forty Guns (1957) as Jessica Drummond
An authoritarian rancher, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns, finds herself falling for the new marshal who comes to set things straight.
Crime of Passion (1957) as Kathy [Ferguson] Doyle
An executive''s wife barters sex for her husband''s business success.
Trooper Hook (1957) as Cora Sutliff
A woman returns from Indian captivity to find herself an outcast.
There's Always Tomorrow (1956) as Norma [Miller Vale]
When a toy manufacturer feels ignored and unappreciated by his wife and children, he begins to fall in love with a former employee.
The Maverick Queen (1956) as Kit Banion
In post-Civil War Wyoming, ranch owner Lucy Lee is en route to Rock Springs to sell her cattle. When Jeff Young approaches her camp, asking for food and a place to sleep, she at first fears that he is part of Butch Cassidy's notorious Wild Bunch, an outlaw gang that has been terrorizing the country, but nevertheless allows him to stay.
These Wilder Years (1956) as Ann Dempster
A wealthy businessman sets out to find his long-lost illegitimate son.
The Violent Men (1955) as Martha Wilkison
The wife of a crooked cattle baron plots his murder.
Escape to Burma (1955) as Gwen Moore
A local prince in British Burma has been killed, apparently by his prospecting partner Jim Brecan. The bereaved father wants Brecan's head, no questions asked, but Captain Cardigan of the colonial police hopes to find him first for a fair trial. Meanwhile, Brecan finds refuge on the teak plantation of wealthy colonial Gwen Moore, where mutual attraction soon makes him indispensable...
Executive Suite (1954) as Julia O. Tredway
When a business magnate dies, his board of directors fights over who should run the company.
Witness to Murder (1954) as Cheryl Draper
A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder.
Cattle Queen of Montana (1954) as Sierra Nevada Jones
The Jones family, about to prove claim to prime Montana land, is raided by renegade Indians in league with villainous neighbor McCord, who gets most of the stolen cattle. Two survivors are helped by college-educated chief's son Colorados. Now Sierra Nevada Jones must fight for her land against legal technicalities and assorted villains. Can she gain the help of McCord's hired gun, Farrell?
Titanic (1953) as Julia Sturgess
An unhappily married couple realize their problems seem minor when the ship hits an iceberg.
Blowing Wild (1953) as Marina Conway
All I Desire (1953) as Naomi Murdoch
A stage star returns to the small-town family she deserted.
The Moonlighter (1953) as Rela
A former jailbird makes good after the wrong man is accused for his crime.
Jeopardy (1953) as Helen Stilwin
A woman desperately seeks help to prevent her trapped husband from drowning.
Clash by Night (1952) as Mae Doyle D'Amato
An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.
The Man with a Cloak (1951) as Lorna Bounty
A mystery man tries to help a young innocent escape a murderous housekeeper.
To Please a Lady (1950) as Regina Forbes
A ruthless race-car driver falls for a crusading journalist out to clean up the sport.
The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) as Thelma Jordon
A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder.
No Man of Her Own (1950) as Helen Ferguson
Helen Ferguson, pregnant, penniless and dumped by her boyfriend Steve Morley, takes the identity of the pregnant Patrice Harkness, when she and her husband are killed in a train crash. The rich Harkness in-laws, and their other son Bill, had never seen Patrice, so they accept her and her newborn son into their family. However Steve eventually finds her and starts to blackmail her.
East Side, West Side (1950) as Jessie Bourne
A chic New York couple is torn apart by a seductive model.
The Furies (1950) as Vance Jeffords
The 1870s, New Mexico territory: T.C. Jeffords is a cattle baron who built his ranch, the Furies, from scratch.
The Lady Gambles (1949) as Joan [Phillips] Boothe
When Joan Boothe accompanies husband-reporter David to Las Vegas, she begins gambling to pass the time while he is doing a story. Encouraged by the casino manager, she gets hooked on gambling, to the point where she "borrows" David's expense money to pursue her addiction. This finally breaks up their marriage, but David continues trying to help her.
Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) as Leona [Cotterell] Stevenson
A neurotic invalid accidentally overhears a phone conversation plotting her own murder.
B. F.'s Daughter (1948) as "Polly" Fulton
A professor doesn't know his wife is an heiress.
California (1947) as Lily Bishop
"Wicked" Lily Bishop joins a wagon train to California, led by Michael Fabian and Johnnny Trumbo, but news of the Gold Rush scatters the train. When Johnny and Michael finally arrive, Lily is rich from her saloon and storekeeper (former slaver) Pharaoh Coffin is bleeding the miners dry. But worse troubles are ahead: California is inching toward statehood, and certain people want to make it their private empire.
Cry Wolf (1947) as Sandra Marshall [Demarest]
A woman uncovers deadly secrets when she visits her late husband's family.
Variety Girl (1947) as
Dozens of star and character-actor cameos and a message about the Variety Club (show-business charity) are woven into a framework about two hopeful young ladies who come to Hollywood, exchange identities, and cause comic confusion (with slapstick interludes) throughout the Paramount studio.
The Other Love (1947) as Karen Duncan
A concert pianist dying of tuberculosis fall for her doctor.
The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947) as Sally Morton Carroll
A woman slowly discovers that her artist husband is a deranged killer.
My Reputation (1946) as Jessica Drummond
A widow generates small-town gossip when she falls in love too soon after her husband's death.
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) as Martha Ivers
Years after a murder drove them apart, an heiress tries to win back her lost love.
The Bride Wore Boots (1946) as Sally Warren
Christmas in Connecticut (1945) as Elizabeth Lane
A homemaking specialist who can't boil water is forced to provide a family holiday for a war hero.
Double Indemnity (1944) as Phyllis Dietrichson
An insurance salesman gets seduced into plotting a client's death.
Hollywood Canteen (1944) as
A serviceman and a starlet find love at the star-staffed serviceman's center.
Flesh and Fantasy (1943) as Joan Stanley [also known as Miss Templeton]
Two clubmen discuss the occult, introducing three weird tales: 1) Plain, bitter Henrietta secretly loves law student Michael. Then on Mardi Gras night, a mysterious stranger gives her a mask of beauty that she must return at midnight. 2) At a party, palmist Podgers makes uncannily accurate predictions, later telling skeptic Marshal Tyler that he will murder someone. The notion obsesses Tyler, with ironic consequences. 3) High wire artist Gaspar dreams of falling, then loses his nerve. He recognizes Joan from his dreams, and falls for her. Will any of his dreams, involving Joan and disaster, come true?
Lady of Burlesque (1943) as Dixie Daisy
A star dancer and comedian team to investigate murders.
Ball of Fire (1942) as Sugarpuss O'Shea
A group of professors takes in a nightclub singer hiding from the law to protect her gangster boyfriend.
The Gay Sisters (1942) as Fiona Gaylord
A New York aristocrat marries for the money to save the family mansion.
The Great Man's Lady (1942) as Hannah Sempler
A pioneer couple struggle to build a city in the wild West.
Meet John Doe (1941) as Ann Mitchell
A reporter's fraudulent story turns a tramp into a national hero and makes him a pawn of big business.
You Belong to Me (1941) as [Dr.] Helen Hunt
A playboy marries a woman doctor then grows jealous of her male patients.
The Lady Eve (1941) as Jean [Harrington, also known as Lady Eve Sidwich]
A lady cardsharp tries to con an eccentric scientist only to fall for him.
Remember the Night (1940) as Lee Leander
An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.
Golden Boy (1939) as Lorna Moon
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Union Pacific (1939) as Mollie Monahan
A crooked politician tries to stop construction of the first intercontinental railroad.
Always Goodbye (1938) as Margot Weston
The Mad Miss Manton (1938) as Melsa Manton
A daffy socialite gets her friends mixed up in a murder investigation.
This Is My Affair (1937) as Lil Duryea
A saloon singer tries to reform a gangster, not knowing he's really an undercover detective.
Breakfast for Two (1937) as Valentine Ransome
A Texas heiress competes with a gold digger for the love of a playboy.
The Plough and the Stars (1937) as Nora Clitheroe
Stella Dallas (1937) as Stella [Martin] Dallas
After divorcing a society man, a small-town woman tries to build a better life for their daughter.
Internes Can't Take Money (1937) as Janet Haley
In a fantastically art-deco hospital, young Dr. Kildare treats and falls for impoverished Janet Healy, widow of a bank robber, who's been in prison and can't find her baby. Later she helps Kildare sew up gangster Hanlon in a tavern back room. Kildare pursues Janet and enlists Hanlon to help her; the gangster's solution, not surprisingly, is violent.
A Message to Garcia (1936) as SeƱorita Raphaelita Maderos
A fiery Cuban woman guides an emissary from the U.S. president through the jungles of war-torn Cuba.
His Brother's Wife (1936) as Rita [Wilson Claybourne]
A man helps his brother skip town, then steals his girlfriend.
The Bride Walks Out (1936) as Carolyn Martin
A model weds a struggling engineer then has her own struggles with domesticity.
Banjo on My Knee (1936) as Pearl [Elliott]
Misunderstandings and wanderlust keep frontier newlyweds from building a life together.
Annie Oakley (1935) as Annie Oakley
The famed female sharpshooter learns that you can't get a man with a gun when she falls for a rival marksman.
Red Salute (1935) as Drue Van Allen
The Woman in Red (1935) as Shelby Barrett
A professional horsewoman fights prejudice when she marries into society.
Gambling Lady (1934) as [Jennifer] Lady Lee
Two gamblers fall in love but one is already married to a possible murderer.
The Secret Bride (1934) as Ruth Vincent
A district attorney secretly marries the daughter of a man he's trying to convict.
A Lost Lady (1934) as Marian Ormsby
A bitter woman who thinks she''''ll never love again marries, only to fall for a brash young man.
Baby Face (1933) as Lily [Powers]
A beautiful schemer sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire.
Ladies They Talk About (1933) as Nan [Taylor]
A lady bank robber becomes the cell block boss after she's sent to prison.
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) as Megan [Davis]
An American missionary falls in love with a Chinese warlord.
Ever in My Heart (1933) as Mary [Archer]
During World War I, a woman suspects her husband of being a German spy.
So Big (1932) as Selina Peake
A farmer's widow takes on the land and her late husband's tempestuous son.
The Purchase Price (1932) as Joan Gordon
A night-club singer on the lam becomes a farmer's mail-order bride.
Forbidden (1932) as Lulu [Smith]
On an ocean voyage, a librarian falls for a married man.
Shopworn (1932) as Kitty [Lane]
A waitress falls for a wealthy young man but has to fight his mother to find happiness.
Ten Cents a Dance (1931) as Barbara O'Neill
A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client.
Night Nurse (1931) as Lora Hart
A nurse discovers that the children she''s caring for are murder targets.
The Miracle Woman (1931) as Florence Fallon
A phony faith healer fights the temptation to go straight when she falls for a blind man.
Illicit (1931) as Anne Vincent
Young free-thinkers turn conventionally jealous when they marry.
Ladies of Leisure (1930) as Kay Arnold
A wealthy artist faces family pressure when he falls for a model with a past.
The Locked Door (1929) as Ann Carter
A woman once kidnapped by a wealthy womanizer tries to save her sister from him.
Mexicali Rose (1929) as Mexicali Rose
Broadway Nights (1927) as Dancer

Cast (special)

American Film Institute Salute to Barbara Stanwyck, The (1987)
Barbara Stanwyck is the 15th recipient of AFI's Life Achievement Award in a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 4/9/86. The event marks Stanwyck's 60th anniversary in show business. She made her screen debut in the silent film, "Broadway Nights," in 1926, and went on to appear in
Along the Barbary Coast (1961) as Trixie Cochran (Guest)
The exploits of Pete Bishop, a private detective operating out of San Francisco's Barbary Coast. In the pilot episode, broadcast as a segment of "The Barbara Stanwyck Theater," Pete attempts to nab Sam Verner, a ruthless racketeer.
Josephine Little: Adventures in Happiness (1961) as Josephine Little
The third pilot film for a potential series about Josephine Little, the female tycoon of a Hong Kong import-export business. In the final pilot film, Josephine attempts to help a doctor get much needed medical supplies. See also: "Josephine Little: Dragon by the Tail" and "Josephine Little: The Mi
Josephine Little: Dragon by the Tail (1961) as Josephine Little
The second of three pilot films for a potential "Josephine Little" series. The exploits of Josephine Little, the owner of an import-export business in Hong Kong. The second pilot film relates Josephine's exploits, teaming with a U.S. Intelligence agent, to track down a dangerous spy. See also "Jose
Josephine Little: The Miraculous Journey of Tadpole Chan (1960) as Josephine Little
The first of three pilot films for a potential "Josephine Little" series. The story, set in Hong Kong, relates the exploits of Josephine Little, the beautiful owner of an import-export business. In the first pilot film, broadcast as a segment of "The Barbara Stanwyck Theater," and set in China, Jose
Sudden Silence (1956) as Irene Frazier
The story, set in the Old West, relates incidents in the growth of a town as seen through the eyes of Irene Frazier, the wife of the sheriff. In the pilot episode, the sheriff faces the wrath of a man who claims that his son, who was hanged, was innocent of a murder charge.

Cast (short)

Hollywood Goes to Town (1938)
Thousands of stars and fans gather in Hollywood for the world premiere of "Marie Antoinette" (1938) in this promotional short film.
Things You Never See on the Screen (1935)
This short film presents a series of bloopers from various Warner Bros. productions.

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