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Stanwyck, Barbara 1907-1990

Works: 831 works in 1,870 publications in 7 languages and 30,236 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Biography  History  Fiction  Melodrama  Film and video adaptations  Detective and mystery stories  Comedy films  Christmas stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Director, Author, Contributor, Dedicatee, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Speaker
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Barbara Stanwyck
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Most widely held works by Barbara Stanwyck
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

83 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 3,144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

38 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune, a wealthy but naive snake enthusiast, and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

140 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social commentary on the threat of cynicism and fascism to democracy. A corrupt politician attempts to further his evil ambitions by exploiting the appeal od a naive "John Doe."
Christmas in Connecticut by Lioner Houser( Visual )

12 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A famous food writer lies about living on a farm, raising her children and being a good cook. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't boil an egg. When her editor says she will spend Christmas with a heroic sailor, her job is on the line
Stella Dallas by King Vidor( Visual )

35 editions published between 1937 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stella, an uncouth, lower-class woman, marries wealthy, well-bred Stephen Dallas to escape her poor surroundings. When their class differences lead to divorce, she undergoes a self-sacrificing struggle to give their daughter a better life, away from her damaging influence
Titanic by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Determined to remove her family from the superficial, high-society world in which her husband is engrossed, a woman flees to America along with her children on the R.M.S. Titanic. Learning of her plan her husband buys a steerage ticket in the hopes of reconciling with his family. But when fate steps in, the family faces an unimaginable challenge and the possibility of separation from each other forever
Ball of fire by Howard Hawks( Visual )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realizing they have to hear how real people talk, a group of lexicographers end up assisting a beautiful singer get away from the mob
Sorry, wrong number by Lucille Fletcher( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2003 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young, rich, bedridden Barbara Stanwyck dials a telephone number one night and overhears two men plotting the murder of an unidentified woman. She becomes frantic. Her terror is intensified by mysterious calls from an old college rival and a friend of her father. With time running out, Stanwyck pieces evidence together that leads her to suspect that it is her husband who wants her murdered
Clash by night by Fritz Lang( Visual )

16 editions published between 1952 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend
The strange love of Martha Ivers by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

66 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman kills her wealthy aunt in a row over the woman's boyfriend; another man protects the woman from prosecution in return for her agreement to marry him; eighteen years later the boyfriend returns and the woman openly renews her romance with him
The thorn birds by Stan Marguiles( Visual )

17 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic story of a priest torn between God and human passion and a beautiful girl desiring only what she cannot have, spanning five decades of ambition, fear, longing and revenge, and set against the vast horizons of Australia's Outback
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman uses powerful men to get what she wants in life; a soldier falls in love with a woman during World War I; an amoral woman sleeps her way to the top floor of an office
The furies by Anthony Mann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1870s New Mexico Territory, megalomaniacal widowed ranch owner T.C. Jeffords butts heads with his daughter, Vance, a firebrand with serious daddy issues, over her dowry, choice of husband, and finally, ownership of the land itself
Forbidden Hollywood collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three on a match: Although Vivian Revere is seemingly the most successful of a trio of reunited schoolmates, she throws it away by descending into a life of debauchery and drugs
Executive suite by Robert Wise( Visual )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The president of a furniture company suddenly dies, leaving seven board members locked in a power struggle
Golden boy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
The big valley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Barkleys are the wealthiest and most powerful family in California's San Joaquin Valley in the 1870s, owning and controlling cattle herds, gold mines, citrus groves, and logging camps. Follow their joys and heartache in this Western soap opera
Annie Oakley by George Stevens( Visual )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Energetic biographical drama based on the life and legend of sharpshooter Annie Oakley and her on-off relationship with Wild Bill Hickock
Roustabout by Elvis Presley( Visual )

12 editions published between 1964 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elvis plays a bad-boy singer roaming the highways on his Japanese motorcycle
Samuel Fuller's forty guns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tougher-than-nails landowner Jessica Drummond has ruled over her county in Arizona with such power that even the local sheriff won't stand up to her. And when gunslinger-turned-U.S. marshal Griff Bonnell and his brothers seek to restore law and order, they meet with harsh resistance, that is until Jessica falls in love with Bonnell. But when the man's brother is murdered and the two families become bitter enemies, Jessica's loyalty is divided, and Bonnell faces his biggest moral dilemma : how to avenge his brother's death and still maintain his vow of non-violence.--Container
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The lady Eve
Alternative Names
Stanwick, Barbara

Stanwick Barbara 1907-1990

Stevens, Barbara R. 1907-1990

Stevens, Ruby 1907-

Stevens Ruby 1907-1990

Stevens, Ruby Catherine

Stevens, Ruby Catherine 1907-1990

English (539)

Spanish (17)

French (10)

German (4)

Russian (1)

Catalan (1)

Hebrew (1)

The lady EveChristmas in ConnecticutBall of fireSorry, wrong numberThe strange love of Martha IversGolden boyRoustabout