The best movies with Barbara Stanwyck

List of the 10 best movies starring Barbara Stanwyck, order based on the average from the IMDB, TMDB and Rotten Tomatoes ratings
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers
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The Strange Love of Martha Ivers

Role in movie: Martha Ivers
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ruthless, domineering woman is married to an alcoholic D.A., her childhood companion who is the only living witness to her murder of her rich aunt seventeen years earlier.

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Meet John Doe
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Meet John Doe

Role in movie: Ann Mitchell
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s a parting shot, fired reporter Ann Mitchell prints a fake letter from unemployed "John Doe," who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby to impersonate "Doe." Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story for all it's worth, until the made-up "John Doe" philosophy starts a whole political movement.

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Executive Suite
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Executive Suite

Role in movie: Julia O. Tredway
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hen the head of a large manufacturing firm dies suddenly from a stroke, his vice-presidents vie to see who will replace him.

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Remember the Night
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Remember the Night

Role in movie: Lee Leander
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n assistant D.A. takes a shoplifter home with him for Christmas.

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All I Desire
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All I Desire

Role in movie: Naomi Murdoch
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n 1910, a wayward mother re-visits the family she deserted.

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Baby Face
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Baby Face

Role in movie: Lily Powers
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illy (Baby Face) sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building. Bank sub-manager Jimmy McCoy finds her a job in the bank only to be cast aside as she hooks up with the bank's president. When he complains of not seeing her she says: "I'm working so hard I have to go to bed early every night."

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The Lady Eve
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The Lady Eve

Role in movie: Jean Harrington
R

eturning from a year up the Amazon studying snakes, the rich but unsophisticated Charles Pike meets con-artist Jean Harrington on a ship. They fall in love, but a misunderstanding causes them to split on bad terms. To get back at him, Jean disguises herself as an English lady, and comes back to tease and torment him.

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The Great Man's Lady
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The Great Man's Lady

Role in movie: Hannah Sempler Hoyt
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n Hoyt City, a statue of founder Ethan Hoyt is dedicated, and 100 year old Hannah Sempler Hoyt (who lives in the last residence among skyscrapers) is at last persuaded to tell her story to a 'girl biographer'. Flashback: in 1848, teenage Hannah meets and flirts with pioneer Ethan; on a sudden impulse, they elope. We follow their struggle to found a city in the wilderness, hampered by the Gold Rush, star-crossed love, peril, and heartbreak. The star "ages" 80 years.

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Ball of Fire
2

Ball of Fire

Role in movie: Sugarpuss O'Shea
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group of academics have spent years shut up in a house working on the definitive encyclopedia. When one of them discovers that his entry on slang is hopelessly outdated, he ventures into the wide world to learn about the evolving language. Here he meets Sugarpuss O'Shea, a nightclub singer, who's on top of all the slang and, it just so happens, needs a place to stay.

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Double Indemnity
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Double Indemnity

Role in movie: Phyllis Dietrichson
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nsuspecting Mr. Dietrichson becomes increasingly accident prone after his icily calculating wife encourages him to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by a smooth-talking insurance agent. Against a backdrop of distinctly California settings, the partners in crime plan the perfect murder to collect the insurance. Perfect until a claims manager gets a familiar feeling of foul play and pursues the matter relentlessly.

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Barbara Stanwyck

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, before turning to television. Stanwyck was nominated for the Academy Award four times, and won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. She was the recipient of honorary lifetime awards from the Motion Picture Academy, the Film Society of Lincoln Center, the Golden Globes, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the Screen Actors Guild, has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and is ranked as the eleventh greatest female star of all time by the American Film Institute. Description above from the Wikipedia article Barbara Stanwyck, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
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