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My Favorite Barbara Stanwyck Films

by PaulaG created on Dec 3, 2013 (a list of 6 films )
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If I have to choose.
1. The Purchase Price
The Purchase Price is a 1932 Pre-Code American film directed by William Wellman and adapted from Arthur Stringer's 1932 novel, The Mud Lark. Barbara Stanwyck plays Joan Gordon, a torch singer who runs away from her gangster boyfriend (Lyle Talbot) to become a mail-order bride to a struggling North D... read more...
2. Double Indemnity
Double Indemnity is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Billy Wilder, co-written by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, and produced by Buddy DeSylva and Joseph Sistrom. The script was based on James M. Cain's 1935 novella of the same title which originally appeared as an eight-part serial in Liberty ma... read more...
3. So Big!
So Big! is a 1932 American drama film directed by William A. Wellman. The screenplay by J. Grubb Alexander and Robert Lord is based on the 1924 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Edna Ferber.The film is the second screen adaptation of the Ferber novel, following a 1924 silent version ... read more...
4. Remember the Night
Remember the Night (1940) is a romantic comedy/drama Christmas film written by Preston Sturges and directed by Mitchell Leisen. It stars Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray and features Beulah Bondi and Sterling Holloway. The film was Sturges' last as a writer before he became a writer-director with... read more...
5. Ball of Fire
Ball of Fire (also known as The Professor and the Burlesque Queen) is a 1941 comedy film about a group of professors laboring for years to write an encyclopedia and their encounter with a nightclub performer who provides her own unique knowledge. The film stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, with... read more...
6. The Lady Eve
The Lady Eve is a 1941 American screwball comedy film. It is about a mismatched couple who meet on a luxury liner, written by Preston Sturges based on a story by Monckton Hoffe, and directed by Sturges, his third directorial effort, after The Great McGinty and Christmas in July. The film stars Henry... read more...