Background and action in Paramount’s Remember the Night (1940), directed by Michell Leisen from a screenplay by Preston Sturges, featuring a budding romance between Barbara Stanwyck and Fred MacMurray during the Christmas season. With special attention given to character actor Willard Robertson, whose loquacious lawyer steals the show out of the gates. Lengthy article, over 5,000 words, that first appeared in Classic Movie Monthly #4.
A pre-Code set around a dance hall starring Barbara Stanwyck with Monroe Owsley and Ricardo Cortez, and I didn’t like it? Uh uh. Here’s what I didn’t like about Ten Cents a Dance (1931).
Lightning review takes brief look at Warner Bros. A Lost Lady (1934) starring Barbara Stanwyck and Frank Morgan, directed by Alfred E. Green.
Pointing back to a Barbara Stanwyck biography previously posted to the site along with brief commentary about TCM’s Summer Under the Stars schedule for Tuesday.
Barbara Stanwyck plays honestly in Gambling Lady (1934), even when she has to overcome her husband’s former flame, Claire Dodd. With Joel McCrea and Pat O’Brien. Directed by Archie Mayo for Warner Brothers, 1934.
A Barbara Stanwyck biography that leaps over Hollywood highlights in favor of her early days as Ruby Stevens, including the popular theory about her name change. Following that a jump forward to look at Stanwyck’s later career. A brief case is made for Baby Face (1933) as her defining performance.
Safe in Hell (1931) nearly starred Barbara Stanwyck, but no matter as Dorothy Mackaill makes the part her own. A bit about the film and what happened to this otherwise forgotten star.
A quick peek back at the four early Barbara Stanwyck pre-code movies aired by TCM on July 20: Shopworn (1932), Ten Cents a Dance (1931), Illicit (1931) and Forbidden (1932).
If you celebrate classic movie star birthdays then this was the weekend to let your hair down! Sorting and ordering Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers and James Cagney by their obvious common theme: fun.
A brief biography of Barbara Stanwyck along with a list of my 10 personal favorites and a 20-plus image gallery of vintage movie cards and collectibles.