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Barbara Stanwyck

Barbara Stanwyck

Birthdate: July 16, 1907

Deathdate: January 20, 1990

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Barbara Stanwyck (July 16, 1907 – January 20, 1990) was an American actress. A film and television star, known during her 60-year career as a consummate and versatile professional with a strong screen presence, and a favorite of directors including Cecil B. DeMille, Fritz Lang and Frank Capra. After a short stint as a stage actress, she made 85 films in 38 years in Hollywood... ...detailed bio


Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982)

In the opening scene, John Hay Forrest (George Gaynes), noted scientist and cheesemaker, dies in a single-vehicle car accident (represented by the car wreck scene from Keeper of the Flame). In the next scene, private investigator Rigby Reardon (Steve Martin) is reading a newspaper when Forrest's ...

Roustabout (1964)

Musician Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is fired from a gig at a teahouse run by Lou (Jack Albertson) after brawling with several college students in the parking lot. After a night in jail, Charlie hits the road on his Honda 305 Superhawk motorcycle. He spots Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman) driving wit...

The Night Walker (1964)

The film chronicles the ordeal of Irene Trent (Stanwyck), who is unhappily married to a blind, pathologically possessive millionaire inventor, Howard Trent (Rorke). Howard and Irene's palatial mansion is packed with an endless assortment of cuckoo clocks, all in perfect synchronization, and Howar...

Walk on the Wild Side (1962)

The film's plot is quite different from the book. Set during the Great Depression, it starts with Dove and Kitty meeting on the road in Texas as they each make their way to New Orleans. They decide to travel together, hitchhiking and hopping freight trains. Dove is hoping to find his lost love Ha...

Crime of Passion (1957)

Kathy Ferguson (Stanwyck) is a San Francisco newspaper advice columnist. One day, Bill Doyle (Hayden), a Los Angeles police detective, and his partner Charlie Alidos (Royal Dano) travel to "Frisco" to arrest a fugitive wanted for murder. He meets Kathy and they fall in love. Kathy had been offere...

Forty Guns (1957)

Griff Bonnell and his brothers Wes and Chico arrive in an Arizona town. He is a reformed gunslinger, now working for the Attorney General's office, looking to arrest Howard Swain for mail robbery. Swain is one of landowner Jessica Drummond's forty hired guns. She runs the territory with an iron f...

The Maverick Queen (1956)

A Pinkerton detective goes undercover to infiltrate a gang of thieves whose boss is a feisty lady saloonkeeper. Complications ensue.

There's Always Tomorrow (1956)

Toy manufacturer Clifford Groves is married to Marion, with three kids, but lately life has become drab and routine. A former co-worker, Norma Miller Vale, turns up unexpectedly and is now a glamorous fashion designer. Marion has to pull out of a planned vacation but urges Cliff to go alone. Ther...

These Wilder Years (1956)

Lonely middle-aged businessman Steve Bradford (James Cagney) returns to his old town in hopes of finding the son he fathered 20 years earlier. Choosing his career over marriage and family, he got a girl pregnant and she gave the baby up for adoption. He goes to an orphanage run by Ann Dempster (B...

The Violent Men (1955)

Parrish, a Union Army ex-officer, plans to sell his land to Anchor Ranch and move east with his fiancee, Caroline, but the low price offered by Anchor's crippled owner, Lew Wilkison, and the outfit's bully-boy tactics make him think again. When one of Parrish's hands is murdered, he decides to st...

Executive Suite (1954)

While in New York City on business, Avery Bullard, president and driving force of the Tredway Corporation, a major furniture manufacturing company in the small town of Millburgh, Pennsylvania, drops dead in the street of a stroke moments after telegraphing his secretary with orders to call a meet...

Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

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 l...

Witness to Murder (1954)

Cheryl Draper (Barbara Stanwyck), while looking out her bedroom window, witnesses a young woman being strangled to death. The woman reports the killing to the police, but no one believes her. In fact, the body can't even be found. The killer, Albert Richter (George Sanders), an ex-Nazi, sets Drap...

All I Desire (1953)

Naomi Murdoch abandons her husband and children in Wisconsin, setting off to become an actress and also to flee from an aggressive former suitor, Dutch Heineman. She decides to return 10 years later at the invitation of daughter Lily, who is appearing in a school play and about to graduate. Lily ...

Jeopardy (1953)

A family, the Stilwins embark on a vacation into desolate Baja California and a remote, deserted fishing spot along the coast the father used to frequent with his old military buddies. At a roadside barricade heading into the serious Baja outback, they are inspected by police but aren’t told abou...

Blowing Wild (1953)

Blowing Wild is a 1953 film starring Gary Cooper, Barbara Stanwyck, and Anthony Quinn in a love triangle set in a Latin American oilfield. Ruth Roman also stars and adds to the romantic entanglements. Frankie Laine sang the title song, "Blowing Wild (The Ballad of Black Gold)".

Titanic (1953)

At the last minute Richard Sturges (Clifton Webb) buys a steerage-class ticket for the maiden voyage of the RMS Titanic from a Basque immigrant. Once aboard he seeks out his runaway wife, Julia (Barbara Stanwyck). He discovers she is trying to take their two unsuspecting children, 18-year-old Ann...

Clash by Night (1952)

Mae Doyle (Barbara Stanwyck) returns to her home town, the fishing village of Monterey, California after ten years "back East." Her fisherman brother Joe (Keith Andes) is not particularly pleased to see her, but accepts her back into the family home. His girlfriend Peggy (Marilyn Monroe) is mor...

The Man with a Cloak (1951)

In 1848 New York, a young Frenchwoman, Madeline Minot (Leslie Caron), arrives, looking for expatriate Charles Thevenet (Louis Calhern). She is initially turned away at the door by his mistress and housekeeper, Lorna Bounty (Barbara Stanwyck), but persists and presents Thevenet with a letter of i...

The Furies (1950)

T. C. Jeffords (Walter Huston) is a wealthy cattle baron who feels the Herrera family is squatting illegally on his property, The Furies. T. C.'s beloved daughter, Vance (Barbara Stanwyck), who is as obsessed with wealth and every bit as ruthless as her father, has a close bond with Juan Herrera ...