The Barbara Stanwyck Collection

Annie Oakley
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & Preston Foster

In a sharpshooting match, the manager of a Cincinnati hotel bets on the fellow who's been supplying the hotel with quail...who turns out to be young Annie Oakley. Result: Annie is hired for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show (which is faithfully re-enacted in the film). She's tutored in showmanship by champ Toby Walker. But when Annie wins top billing, professional rivalry conflicts with their growing personal attachment, leading to misunderstanding and separation.

B.F.'s Daughter
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Van Heflin &
                        Charles Coburn

Polly Fulton is the only daughter of rich industrialist B.F. Fulton. She is about to marry the man of her dreams, attorney Robert Tasmin, then she meets the intellectual Thomas Brett. They fall in love and soon they marry. Brett has always been opposed to the wasteful lifestyle of the rich, and the anger he feels, when he realizes that he has through his marriage become on of the rich, is turned against his wife.

Ball of Fire
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Dana Andrews
                        & Gary Cooper

Sexy, wisecracking nightclub singer Sugarpuss O'Shea is a hot tomato who needs to be kept on ice: mobster boyfriend Joe Lilac is suspected of murder and Sugarpuss' testimony could put him away. Naive Professor Bertram Potts meets Miss O'Shea while researching an article on slang and in true romantic comedy fashion the two worlds collide. When Miss O'Shea hides out with Potts and his fellow professors, everyone learns something new: the professors how to cha-cha and Potts the meaning of "yum-yum"!

Banjo On My Knee
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea, Buddy Ebsen                     & Walter Brennan

Ernie Holley runs away on his wedding night because he thinks he has killed a wedding guest. His father Newt and bride Pearl find him in New Orleans and persuade him to come home.

Breakfast for Two
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & Herbert Marshall

Playboy Jonathan Blair wakes up after a night on the town to find that Texan Valentine Ransome has escorted him home. Val is attracted to Jonathan but, finding that his life is aimless and his family shipping company almost bankrupt, she decides to reform him first and marry him later. Aiding her is Jonathan's unctuous butler, Butch; in her way is his fiancée, ditzy actress Carol. Lots of slapstick.

The Bride Walks Out
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Young
                    & Gene Raymond

Carolyn and Michael fall in love and decide to marry. However, Michael insists that Carolyn quit her job. She soon finds that the two of them cannot make ends meet on his salary alone, so she gets a job and tries to keep it a secret from him.

Ever in My Heart
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Otto Kruger
                & Ralph Bellamy

In 1909 Mary Archer, daughter of small-town bluebloods, awaits the return from Germany of sometime beau Jeff. But Jeff brings with him a German friend, Hugo Wilbrandt, who loves and marries Mary. Hugo joins the faculty of a small college and the Wilbrandts prosper...until the advent of World War I brings a storm of anti-German hatred. Resulting troubles so embitter Hugo that he regrets his American citizenship.

Executive Suite
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, William Holden,
                  
June Allyson, Frederic March, Shelley Winters,
                  
Walter Pidgeon, Nina Foch, Dean Jagger
                  
& Tim Considine

Avery Bullard, President of the Tredway Corporation has died. But he never named a clear successor, so the Board members must choose a replacement. The most likely is Loren Shaw, a skilled businessman, but some of the others don't like his calculating ways. But to stop him, they'll have to find someone else they can back. Will it be the engineer Don Walling? That will take convincing, they don't trust his youth and idealism. And he isn't even sure he wants the job, he might be happier creating rather than politicking.

The File on Thelma Jordan
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Wendell Corey, Paul Kelly 
                        & Joan Tetzell


Thelma Jordon is in love with a jewel thief, Tony Laredo, and he persuades her to go live with her rich aunt, and steal her jewels. During the robbery, she shoots her formerly rich aunt, but makes it look like an outside job. Cleve Marshall, an assistant district attorney, is assigned the case, promptly falls in love with Thelma (and she with him), and he maneuvers and presents the state's case against her in such a manner that she wins an acquittal. And, then, Tony shows up. And nothing, from this point, works out favorable for Thelma, Clive or Tony.


Forty Guns
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan
                        & Dean Jagger

A gunfighter-turned-lawman and his brothers find themselves up against an outlaw gang led by a wealthy woman.

Gambling Lady
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Pat O'Brien & Joel McCrea

A business-like syndicate runs all the gambling joints in town; least profitable is honest Mike Lee's. Under pressure to allow cheating, Mike "walks out," leaving tough-minded daughter Lady Lee to earn a living the only way she knows. She soon becomes a success gambling among the rich, but, falling out with the syndicate, she considers the marriage proposal of blueblood Garry Madison. Can such a match work despite snobbery and old associations.

His Brother's Wife
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & Robert Taylor

Rita Wilson meets epidemologist Chris Claybourne and they fall in love with each other. When Claybourne leaves for the tropics to find a cure against a disease, Wilson gets her revenge by marrying Claybourne's brother although she still loves him.

The House That Would Not Die
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Richard Egan,
                    Michael Anderson Jr & Kitty Wynn

This movie centers on Ruth Bennett and her niece Sara Dunning. They move into the house of Ruth's recently deceased aunt and shortly thereafter they learn the house is possessed by two ghosts of the original owners who were from the time of the Revolutionary War. Shortly after arriving Ruth discovers a family Bible hidden in a secret compartment of a roll top desk. Contained within is the name of the original owner which includes the name of his deceased wife and also a name that has been crossed out in ink. As the movie progresses we learn the identity of this person and the reason for it being obliterated through the possession of niece Sara and Pat McDougal.

Jeopardy
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Barry Sullivan
                    & Ralph Meeker

The Stilwins are on vacation to an isolated beach in Mexico. Walking on a deserted jetty, Doug Stilwin gets his leg trapped under one of the logs. All attempts to move the log are futile and Helen Stilwin takes the car to get help. However, an escaped criminal kidnaps her. Will she be able to return to her husband before he drowns?

A Lady Lost
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Frank Morgan
                        & Lyle Talbot

Two days before Marian and Ned are to be married, he is killed by the husband of a woman he was seeing on the side. Marian becomes withdrawn and they send her to the Canadian Rockies for rest. While on a walk, she accidentally falls off a ledge and twists her ankle. She is found and rescued by Dan Forrester and his dog Sandy. He visits Marian every day even though she is still bitter. When it is time to go, he asks her to marry him and she accepts even though she will never love again. Back home in Chicago, Dan dotes on Marian and even builds a house in the country for his 'perfect wife'. Everything is going well until Marian meets a brash young transport owner named Frank. She rejects his advances, but he persists. When Dan leaves on business, Frank entertains her every day and Marian realizes that she may find love again after all.

The Mad Miss Manton
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & Henry Fonda

Madcap debutante Melsa Manton finds a body in a deserted house. Of course, the police don't believe her. Stung by Peter Ames's front page editorial decrying her "prank," Melsa enlists seven fellow debs to help her investigate. The wisecracking young ladies proceed to run circles around the police, the suspects, and the press.

The Miracle Woman
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck & David Manners

After Florence Fallon's father is fired from the church where he preached for many years, she becomes embittered and loses faith. She teams up with Horsby, a con man, and performs fake miracles for profit. But the love and trust of a blind man restores her faith in God and her fellow man.

My Reputation
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent & Eve Arden

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.

Shopworn
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Regis Toomey & Zasu Pitts


A poor but honest and hardworking waitress from way across the tracks meets and falls in love with a college student from the upper-stuffy class, but the Mama of the intended objects to the romance. Her objections even lead her to having the waitress framed and sent to a prison work-farm for three months. Upon her release, the waitress finds instant stardom in the show business...and the social class she was lacking. Big Mama withdraws her objections
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So Big
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis & George Brent

Selina lived well until her father Simeon died. Her aunts sold the estate and put her in a boarding school. As an adult she wants to be a teacher in farming country. She falls in love with and marries Pervus, a Dutch farmer she has been tutoring. When he dies her hopes lie with their son Dirk, who disappoints her by giving up architecture for stock brokerage. Her new hope is Roelfe, the son of her former boardinghouse keeper and a sculptor. Dirk falls in love with Dallas O'Mara, whom Selina hopes will be the inspiration for her son's salvation.

Stella Dallas
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, John Boles, Alan Hale,
                    Tim Holt, Anne Shirley & Barbara O’Neil


Stella Martin marries ambitious Stephen Dallas and soon they have a daughter named Laurel. But Stella's vulgar ways and resistance to improving herself lead to divorce. Stephen later marries respectable widow Helen Morrison and Laurel becomes the focus of Stella's life and love. Nothing is too good for Laurel as far as Stella is concerned. Determined to give her all the advantages, she takes Laurel on a trip to an expensive resort where Laurel makes friends with rich kids. After an embarrassing incident, Stella realizes that her daughter would go farther in life without Stella as her mother. Her subsequent sacrifice is shattering.

These Wilder Years
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, James Cagney
                    & Walter Pidgeon

Successful middle-aged businessman Steve Bradford returns to the town where he attended college many years previously. His conscious has been bothering him since whilst a student, he fathered an illigitimate son who was given away to the local orphanage. He returns to the orphange and meets its current head, Ann Dempster, hoping to persuade her to help him find his son. She refuses but Steve finds himself getting more involved at the orphanage and learns many lessons life had failed to teach him.

This is My Affair
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor,
                      Brian Donlevy & John Carradine

Navy Lt. Richard Perry becomes an undercover man out to discover the leaders of a group of well connected men who pull off bank robberies during the McKinley administration.

Trooper Hook
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joel McCrea
                    & Earl Holliman

Problems arise when a woman, held captive by the Apaches for years, returns home with her half-Apache son.

The Two Mrs. Carrolls
    Starring: Humphrey Bogart, Barbara Stanwyck
                    & Alexis Smith

Struggling artist Gerry Carroll meets Sally whilst on holiday in the country. A romance develops but he doesn't tell her he's already married. Suffering from mental illness, Gerry returns home where he paints an impression of his wife as the angel of death and then promptly poisons her. He marries Sally but after a while he finds a strange urge to paint her as the angel of death too and history seems about to repeat itself.

The Violent Men
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Glenn Ford,
                    Edward G. Robinson & Brian Keith

An ex-confederate officer plans to sell up to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiance, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of his hands is murdered he decides to stay and fight, utilising his war experience. All is anyway not well at Anchor with the owner's wife carrying on with his brother who anyway has a Mexican moll in town.

Walk on the Wild Side
    Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Laurence Harvey,
                    Jane Fonda & Anne Baxter

At the Doll House, a 1930's New Orleans bordello, Hallie is the main attraction both for clients and for Jo, the madame. Her comfortable if tedious life is disrupted by the arrival in town of Dove Linkhorn, her true love of three years before who is now searching for her. When Linkhorn learns the truth of her profession he triggers a chain of events involving a number of people, including the young Kitty with whom he traveled from Texas and who is now the Doll House newest recruit.


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