The Stanwyck Project

Barbara Stanwyck just might be the greatest actress Hollywood has ever had the honor of calling its own. Eventually finding success in both film and television, this woman could do it all — comedy, drama, thriller, Western. You name it, she probably played it… and played it well! Her characters were varied and her performances are known for their captivating, honest, and authentic qualities.

As soon as I saw my first Stanwyck film I became a fan, and a few months after beginning this blog in 2012 I made it my mission to watch (or re-watch) and review every film that Stanwyck ever made! As of December 2017, I have done just that: reviewed every single Stanwyck film, and a few of her TV projects! Here you’ll find Stanwyck’s filmography list, as well as links to my reviews of her work.

Stanwyck on the Big Screen

1920s

1930s

1940s

1950s

1960s

Small Screen Stanwyck: TV Movies & Miniseries

The following documentary and television appearances will not be reviewed for the Stanwyck Project since they are more difficult to find. You may see some of these television episodes pop up in TMP’s Classic Stars on the Small Screen series.

Small Screen Stanwyck: Guest Spots & Series

  • The Jack Benny Program – Two episodes
  • The Loretta Young Show – Two episodes
  • The Ford Television Theatre – One episode
  • The Christophers – Two episodes
  • Alcoa Theatre – One episode
  • Goodyear Theatre – One episode
  • The Real McCoys – One episode
  • Zane Grey Theater – Four episodes
  • The Barbara Stanwyck Show – 37 episodes
  • G.E. True Theater – One episode
  • The Joey Bishop Show – One episode
  • Rawhide – One episode
  • The Dick Powell Theatre – One episode
  • Wagon Train – Four episodes
  • The Untouchables – Two episodes
  • Calhoun: County Agent – Unaired pilot
  • The Merv Griffin Show – One episode
  • The Big Valley – 112 episodes
  • Film Night – One episode
  • Charlie’s Angels – One episode
  • Dynasty – Three episodes
  • The Colbys – 24 episodes

Stanwyck Miscellany: Docs and Shorts

  • AFI Life Achievement Award – Documentary specials
    **She appeared on her own special (of course) and Henry Fonda’s
  • Breakdowns of 1942 – Studio blooper reel
  • Hollywood Goes to Town – Documentary short
  • Marilyn Monroe: Beyond the Legend – Documentary
  • Round About Hollywood – Documentary short
  • Screen Snapshots Series 10, No. 8 – Documentary short
  • Screen Snapshots Series 17, No. 6 – Documentary short
  • Screen Snapshots Series 18, No. 9 – Documentary short
  • Screen Snapshots Series 19, No. 6 – Documentary short
  • Things You Never See on the Screen – Documentary short
  • The Voice of Hollywood No. 14 – Documentary short
  • The World’s Greatest Showman: The Legend of Cecil B. DeMill – Documentary

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8 thoughts on “The Stanwyck Project

  1. Lindsey, I (literally) just started a Facebook page to chronical my own Stanwyck project and then found your blog. I’ve been thikning about it for awhile and when I decided to do one Stanwyck film a week (in chronilogical order) I figured why not share it with the world. I’m slightly saddened, although not surprised in the least, to see this has already been done. With that being said, I hope you don’t feel like I’m simply copying you or your idea. I would actually love to share your blog from time to time on the page, to help spread the love for Missy!

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    • Oh no, I don’t feel like you’re copying my idea at all! I’m certainly not the first person to watch a star’s entire filmography, nor the first to blog the experience (though I haven’t seen anyone else do the full Stanwyck filmography). I’m eager to see what you think of the films and will be sure to check out your page!

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  2. Thanks for the list; I am printing it out and will use it as a guide to borrow movies from the library. I just watched Night Nurse a second time in order to really watch Barbara. It has a very strange, hard to believe premise, but it is just fun to watch both Barbara and Joan Blondell together. If it had not been for your recommendations, I would have missed this odd little film.

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