Jeopardy (1953) is the kind of film that exists on a star's filmography and gets overshadowed by bigger, better known fare. When you think about Barbara Stanwyck's career, you immediately think of Double Indemnity, The Lady Eve or Baby Face. You don't think about, because you probably don't know about, a modestly budgeted film noir,… Continue reading A Matter of Time: Barbara Stanwyck in “Jeopardy” (1953)
Hooray! The day for our wonderful Queen of the Silver Screen and Sass, Barbara Stanwyck, to be celebrated, has arrived! So without further ado, let's get into the lovely entries from our awesome participants! First up we have Kevin, who writes about Stany and Capra's work together. Then Lê writes about Barbara's performance in one… Continue reading The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon has arrived!
Barbara Stanwyck, or Missy or Stanny as she is often referred to with great affection in the classic film community, is one of the greatest actresses to ever live. Hands down. No contest. Even people who have never, or will never (pity on them) ever watch a classic film, are pretty likely to know who… Continue reading Announcing The Queen of Sass: Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon
Christmas in Connecticut is a lighthearted, lovely holiday film. But upon closer inspection, it has a far more serious cultural resonance. And before you roll your eyes and grumble at the fact that I'm making a serious, real life connection to a romantic comedy, please hear me out. While the film is full of laughs and… Continue reading Christmas in the Countryside: Barbara Stanwyck in Christmas in Connecticut
Colleen McCullough dreamed of being a medical doctor, but due to her allergy to the surgical soap used, she was told to find another career path. Colleen then became a successful neuroscientist, and taught and researched at Yale Medical School for a decade. During this time she was not only highly successful in her chosen… Continue reading The Frailty of the Flesh: Barbara Stanwyck in The Thorn Birds
I am delighted to say that I will be taking part in both The Second Remembering Barbara Stanwyck Blogathon hosted by The Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Maddy Loves Her Classic Movies, and The Third Annual Alfred Hitchcock Blogathon also hosted by Maddy. Please check out their blogs for more information and… Continue reading The Dame of the Silver Screen and the Master of Suspense
Based on the play of the the same name written by Marguerite Vale Veiller, whose nom de plume was Martin Vale, The Two Mrs Carrolls was shot in 1945, but only released in 1947, when Humphrey Bogart was a firm box office draw after such films as The Maltese Falcon, Casablanca and The Big Sleep. However, not even Bogart and… Continue reading Drink Your Milk, Darling.