Barbara Stanwyck filmography

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Barbara Stanwyck appeared in a total of 85 theatrically released motion pictures. She played the lead, or one of the leads, in all but three of these films. Below is a chronological list of her film appearances, along with her role, her leading men, and her director. Her Academy Award nominations for Best Actress are also listed.

Films[edit]

Year Film Role Leading Man Director Notes
1927 Broadway Nights Fan dancer (uncredited) Joseph C. Boyle Film debut and only silent film; a lost film
1929 The Locked Door Ann Carter Rod La Rocque George Fitzmaurice First talking picture and first starring role
Mexicali Rose Mexicali Rose Sam Hardy Erle C. Kenton
1930 Ladies of Leisure Kay Arnold Lowell Sherman Frank Capra First film with Frank Capra
Ralph Graves
1931 Illicit Anne Vincent Ives James Rennie Archie Mayo
Ricardo Cortez
Ten Cents a Dance Barbara O'Neill Ricardo Cortez Lionel Barrymore
Night Nurse Lora Hart Ben Lyon William A. Wellman First film with William Wellman
Clark Gable
The Miracle Woman Florence "Faith" Fallon David Manners Frank Capra
1932 Forbidden Lulu Smith Adolphe Menjou Frank Capra
Ralph Bellamy
Shopworn Kitty Lane Regis Toomey Nicholas Grinde
So Big! Selina Peake De Jong George Brent William A. Wellman
The Purchase Price Joan Gordon,
aka Francine La Rue
George Brent William A. Wellman
Lyle Talbot
1933 The Bitter Tea of General Yen Megan Davis Nils Asther Frank Capra
Ladies They Talk About Nan Taylor, Alias of Nan Ellis,
aka Mrs. Andrews
Preston Foster Howard Bretherton
Lyle Talbot William Keighley
Baby Face Lily Powers George Brent Alfred E. Green
Ever in My Heart Mary Archer Wilbrandt Otto Kruger Archie Mayo
Ralph Bellamy
1934 Gambling Lady Lady Lee Joel McCrea Archie Mayo
Pat O'Brien
A Lost Lady Marian Ormsby Forrester Frank Morgan Alfred E. Green
Ricardo Cortez
The Secret Bride Ruth Vincent Warren William William Dieterle
1935 The Woman in Red Shelby Barret Wyatt Gene Raymond Robert Florey
Red Salute Drue Van Allen Robert Young Sidney Lansfield
Annie Oakley Annie Oakley Preston Foster George Stevens Her only biographical role
Melvyn Douglas
1936 A Message to Garcia Raphaelita Maderos Wallace Beery George Marshall
John Boles
The Bride Walks Out Carolyn Martin Gene Raymond Leigh Jason
Robert Young
His Brother's Wife Rita Wilson Claybourne Robert Taylor W. S. Van Dyke
Banjo on My Knee Pearl Elliott Holley Joel McCrea John Cromwell
The Plough and the Stars Nora Clitheroe Preston Foster John Ford
1937 Internes Can't Take Money Janet Haley Joel McCrea Alfred Santell Joel McCrea plays Dr. Kildare
This Is My Affair Lil Duryea Robert Taylor William A. Seiter
Stella Dallas Stella Martin "Stell" Dallas John Boles King Vidor Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress
Breakfast for Two Valentine "Val" Ransome Herbert Marshall Alfred Santell
1938 Always Goodbye Margot Weston Herbert Marshall Sidney Lansfield
The Mad Miss Manton Melsa Manton Henry Fonda Leigh Jason
1939 Union Pacific Mollie Monahan Joel McCrea Cecil B. DeMille
Robert Preston
Golden Boy Lorna Moon William Holden Rouben Mamoulian
Adolphe Menjou
1940 Remember the Night Lee Leander Fred MacMurray Mitchell Leisen
1941 The Lady Eve Jean Harrington Henry Fonda Preston Sturges
Meet John Doe Ann Mitchell Gary Cooper Frank Capra
You Belong to Me Dr. Helen Hunt Henry Fonda Wesley Ruggles
Ball of Fire Katherine "Sugarpuss" O'Shea Gary Cooper Howard Hawks Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress
For the song "Drum Boogie", Stanwyck was dubbed by jazz singer Martha Tilton.
1942 The Great Man's Lady Hannah Sempler Joel McCrea William A. Wellman
The Gay Sisters Fiona Gaylord George Brent Irving Rapper
1943 Lady of Burlesque Deborah Hoople,
aka Dixie Daisy
Michael O'Shea William A. Wellman
Flesh and Fantasy Joan Stanley Charles Boyer Julien Duvivier
1944 Double Indemnity Phyllis Dietrichson Fred MacMurray Billy Wilder Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress
Edward G. Robinson
Hollywood Canteen Herself Delmer Daves Stanwyck appeared in a cameo
1945 Christmas in Connecticut Elizabeth Lane Dennis Morgan Peter Godfrey
1946 My Reputation Jessica Drummond George Brent Curtis Bernhardt
The Bride Wore Boots Sally Warren Robert Cummings Irving Pichel Her last feature comedy
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers Martha Ivers Van Heflin Lewis Milestone
Kirk Douglas
1947 California Lily Bishop Ray Milland John Farrow Filmed in Technicolor
Stanwyck's first color film
The Two Mrs. Carrolls Sally Morton Carroll Humphrey Bogart Peter Godfrey
The Other Love Karen Duncan David Niven André de Toth
Cry Wolf Sandra Marshall Errol Flynn Peter Godfrey
Variety Girl Herself George Marshall
1948 B.F.'s Daughter Pauline "Polly" Fulton Brett Van Heflin Robert Z. Leonard
Sorry, Wrong Number Leona Stevenson Burt Lancaster Anatole Litvak Academy Award Nomination for Best Actress
1949 The Lady Gambles Joan Phillips Boothe Robert Preston Michael Gordon
East Side, West Side Jessie Bourne James Mason Mervyn LeRoy
1950 The File on Thelma Jordon Thelma Jordon Wendell Corey Robert Siodmak
No Man of Her Own Helen Ferguson/Patrice Harkness John Lund Mitchell Leisen
The Furies Vance Jeffords Wendell Corey Anthony Mann
To Please a Lady Regina Forbes Clark Gable Clarence Brown
1951 The Man with a Cloak Lorna Bounty Joseph Cotten Fletcher Markle
1952 Clash by Night Mae Doyle D'Amato Paul Douglas Fritz Lang
Robert Ryan
1953 Jeopardy Helen Stilwin Ralph Meeker John Sturges
Barry Sullivan
Titanic Julia Sturges Clifton Webb Jean Negulesco
Robert Wagner
All I Desire Naomi Murdock Richard Carlson Douglas Sirk
The Moonlighter Rela Fred MacMurray Roy Rowland Filmed in 3D
Blowing Wild Marina Conway Gary Cooper Hugo Fregonese
1954 Witness to Murder Cheryl Draper George Sanders Roy Rowland
Gary Merrill
Executive Suite Julia O. Tredway William Holden Robert Wise
Fredric March
Walter Pidgeon
Cattle Queen of Montana Sierra Nevada Jones Ronald Reagan Allan Dwan Filmed in Technicolor
1955 The Violent Men Martha Wilkison Glenn Ford Rudolph Maté
Edward G. Robinson
Brian Keith
Escape to Burma Gwen Moore Robert Ryan Alan Dwan
1956 There's Always Tomorrow Norma Miller Vale Fred MacMurray Douglas Sirk
The Maverick Queen Kit Banion Barry Sullivan Joseph Kane
These Wilder Years Ann Dempster James Cagney Roy Rowland
1957 Crime of Passion Kathy Ferguson Doyle Sterling Hayden Gerd Oswald
Raymond Burr
1957 Trooper Hook Cora Sutliff Joel McCrea Charles Marquis Warren
Forty Guns Jessica Drummond Barry Sullivan Samuel Fuller
1962 Walk on the Wild Side Jo Courtney Laurence Harvey Edward Dmytryk
1964 Roustabout Maggie Morgan Elvis Presley John Rich
The Night Walker Irene Trent Robert Taylor William Castle

Academy Awards[edit]

Stanwyck was nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award four times. She never won, but received an honorary award in 1982. Below is a list of Stanwyck's four nominations with her competitors.

The winner for each year is in bold face text against a yellow background.
1937 1941 1944 1948
Actress Film Actress Film Actress Film Actress Film
Irene Dunne The Awful Truth Bette Davis The Little Foxes Ingrid Bergman Gaslight Ingrid Bergman Joan of Arc
Greta Garbo Camille Joan Fontaine Suspicion Claudette Colbert Since You Went Away Irene Dunne I Remember Mama
Janet Gaynor A Star Is Born Greer Garson Blossoms in the Dust Bette Davis Mr. Skeffington Olivia de Havilland The Snake Pit
Luise Rainer The Good Earth Olivia de Havilland Hold Back the Dawn Greer Garson Mrs. Parkington Barbara Stanwyck Sorry, Wrong Number
Barbara Stanwyck Stella Dallas Barbara Stanwyck Ball of Fire Barbara Stanwyck Double Indemnity Jane Wyman Johnny Belinda

Television[edit]

Year Series Role Notes
1952 The Jack Benny Program Paula Alquist Episode: Gaslight
1952 The Christophers Guest Hostess
1955 Letter to Loretta Guest Hostess
1956 Ford Theatre Irene Frazier Episode: Sudden Silence
1958 Goodyear Theater Midge Varney
19581959 Zane Grey Theater Various Characters
19601961 The Barbara Stanwyck Show Hostess, Various Characters 1961 - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
1961 Wagon Train Maud Frazer Episode: The Maud Frazer Story
General Electric Theater Lili Parrish Episode: Star Witness: The Lili Parrish Story
The Joey Bishop Show Episode: A Windfall for Mom
1962 Wagon Train Caroline Casteel Episode: The Caroline Casteel Story
The Dick Powell Show Irene Phillips Episode: Special Assignment
Rawhide Nora Holloway
1962–1963 The Untouchables Lt. Agatha 'Aggie' Stewart Episodes: Elegy and Search for a Dead Man
19631964 Wagon Train Kate Crawley Episodes: The Molly Kincaid Story and The Kate Crawley Story
1964 Calhoun: County Agent Unaired Pilot
19651969 The Big Valley Victoria Barkley 1966 - Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
1967 Nomination — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
1968 Nomination — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Drama Series
1970 The House that Would Not Die Ruth Bennett
1971 A Taste of Evil Miriam Jennings
1973 The Letters Geraldine Parkington Unsold Pilot
1980 Charlie's Angels Toni Episode: Toni's Boys
1983 The Thorn Birds Mary Carson Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress – Miniseries or a Movie
1985 Dynasty Constance Colby Patterson 3 episodes
19851986 The Colbys Constance Colby Patterson