Search results for "Barbara Stanwyck"

Baby Face (1933) RT 100% / Audience 80%

DVD release: Dec 2006

A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Alfred E. Green
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Donald Cook  •  Alphonse Ethier

Ball of Fire (1941) RT 100% / Audience 90%

DVD release: May 2007

A group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Howard Hawks
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  S.Z. Sakall  •  Henry Travers

Clash by Night (1952) RT 73% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Jul 2005

An embittered woman seeks escape in marriage, only to fall for her husband's best friend.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Fritz Lang
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Paul Douglas  •  Robert Ryan  •  Marilyn Monroe

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982) RT 77% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Mar 1999

Juliet Forrest is convinced that the reported death of her father in a mountain car crash was no accident. Her father was a prominent cheese scientist working on a secret ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Mystery
DIRECTION:  Carl Reiner
CAST:  Steve Martin  •  Rachel Ward  •  Carl Reiner  •  Reni Santoni

Double Indemnity (1944) RT 96% / Audience 95%

DVD release: Oct 2000

A rich woman [Barbara Stanwyck] and a calculating insurance agent [Fred MacMurray] plot to kill her unsuspecting husband after he signs a double indemnity policy. Against a ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Billy Wilder
CAST:  Fred MacMurray  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Edward G. Robinson  •  Porter Hall

Forty Guns (1957) RT 100% / Audience 65%

DVD release: May 2005

An authoritarian rancher, Barbara Stanwyck, who rules an Arizona county with her private posse of hired guns. When a new Marshall arrives to set things straight, the cattle ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Western
DIRECTION:  Samuel Fuller
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Dean Jagger  •  John Ericson

Jeopardy (1953) RT Audience 34%

A woman is kidnapped when she goes to get help for her husband who is trapped on a beach with the tide coming in to surely drown him.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  John Sturges
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Barry Sullivan  •  Ralph Meeker  •  Lee Aaker

Meet John Doe (1941) RT 89% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Aug 2005

As a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Gary Cooper  •  Edward Arnold  •  Walter Brennan

My Reputation (1946) RT Audience 50%

DVD release: Oct 2007

Tongues begin to wag when a lonely widow becomes romantically involved with a military man. Problems arise when the gossip is filtered down to her own children.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Curtis Bernhardt
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Brent  •  Warner Anderson  •  Lucile Watson

No Man of Her Own (1950) RT Audience 63%

DVD release: Apr 2015

A penniless pregnant woman takes over the identity of a rich woman killed in a train crash.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  John Lund  •  Jane Cowl  •  Phyllis Thaxter

Remember the Night (1940)

An assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama
DIRECTION:  Mitchell Leisen
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Fred MacMurray  •  Beulah Bondi  •  Elizabeth Patterson

Sorry, Wrong Number (1948) RT 86% / Audience 78%

DVD release: May 2002

Leona Stevenson is confined to bed and uses her telephone to keep in contact with the outside world. One day she overhears a murder plot on the telephone and is desperate to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Anatole Litvak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Burt Lancaster  •  Ann Richards  •  Wendell Corey

The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) RT 100% / Audience 64%

DVD release: Sep 1993

A U.S. missionary (Barbara Stanwyck) is gradually seduced by a courtly warlord (Nils Asther) holding her in Shanghai.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Frank Capra
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Nils Asther  •  Toshia Mori  •  Walter Connolly

The File on Thelma Jordon (1950) RT Audience 70%

DVD release: May 2013

A woman seduces a District Attorney and pulls him into a web of theft and murder.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  Robert Siodmak
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Wendell Corey  •  Paul Kelly  •  Joan Tetzel

The Furies (1950) RT Audience 81%

DVD release: Jun 2008

A New Mexico cattle man and his strong-willed daughter clash over the man's choice for a new bride. Things get worse when the elder man has his daughter's lover hanged. With ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  Anthony Mann
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Wendell Corey  •  Walter Huston  •  Judith Anderson

The Lady Eve (1941) RT 100% / Audience 87%

DVD release: Oct 2001

It's no accident when wealthy Charles falls for Jean. Jean is a con artist with her sights set on Charles' fortune. Matters complicate when Jean starts falling for her mark. ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  Preston Sturges
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Henry Fonda  •  Charles Coburn  •  Eugene Pallette

The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) RT 100% / Audience 72%

DVD release: Apr 1998

A ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Lewis Milestone
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Van Heflin  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Kirk Douglas

Titanic (1953) RT 89% / Audience 65%

DVD release: Sep 2003

Unhappily married, Julia Sturges decides to go to America with her two children on the unsinkable Titanic. Her husband, Richard also arranges passage on the luxury liner so as ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  Jean Negulesco
CAST:  Clifton Webb  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Robert Wagner  •  Audrey Dalton

Witness to Murder (1954) RT Audience 56%

DVD release: Dec 2014

A woman fights to convince the police that she witnessed a murder while looking out her bedroom window.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  Roy Rowland
CAST:  Barbara Stanwyck  •  George Sanders  •  Gary Merrill  •  Jesse White

Executive Suite (1954) RT 100% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2007

When the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.  (more)

DIRECTION:  Robert Wise
CAST:  William Holden  •  Barbara Stanwyck  •  Fredric March  •  June Allyson