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The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 1 (1960)

Milton Berle , Lee Marvin  |  NR |  DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Actors: Milton Berle, Lee Marvin, Vic Morrow, James Hong, Ralph Bellamy
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Box set, Black & White, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: E1 Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: October 27, 2009
  • Run Time: 390 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B002FG9N4Q
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,514 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 1" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

“She had grit, sex appeal and vulnerability in spades. No one played a saucy dame better.” –People

In the award-winning and critically acclaimed NBC anthology series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, the beloved actress served as host and starred in many of the productions. This collection showcases 15 of the most memorable dramas from the Emmy-winning series.

Features performances from: Ralph Bellamy, Milton Berle, Julie London, Lee Marvin, Vic Morrow, Michael Rennie, Robert Strauss, Anna May Wong and more!

Includes the dramas:
The Key to the Killer, House in Order, The Miraculous Journey of Tadpole Chan, The Secret of Mrs. Randall, Ironbark’s Bride, Out of the Shadows, Night Visitor, Size 10, Dear Charlie, Dragon by the Tail, The Sisters, Big Career, Confession, Along the Barbary Coast, Shock

Exclusive Bonus Features:
“The Sponsor’s Theatre” (Unaired Pilot Episode)
Barbara Stanwyck’s 1961 Emmy acceptance speech for “Best Actress in a Dramatic Series”
20-page booklet with written contributions by film historian Robert Osborne

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70 of 71 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Video Treasures Unseen for Almost Fifty Years July 28, 2009
Originally named "The Barbara Stanwyck Theatre", this anthology series starring the four-time Best Actress Oscar nominee made its debut on September 19, 1960, on the NBC television network. Renamed "The Barbara Stanwyck Show", the series ran for only one season, despite the fact that its host and star received the Emmy Award as Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (Lead). A total of 36 episodes aired, but the show never went into syndication following its initial run; thus, it has been virtually unseen by the general public for almost half a century.

This eagerly anticipated DVD collection includes 15 of the series' first 22 half-hour episodes, plus the never televised pilot episode. Missing are the first four episodes: "The Mink Coat", "Good Citizen", "Discreet Deception", and "The Seventh Miracle"; episode 10, "We Are the Women Who Wait"; episode 12, "No One"; and episode 13, "The Cornerstone".

The search to locate, preserve and restore the long lost gems offered in this collection has taken years of hard work and dedication on the part of the copyright owner and a handful of determined archivists, assisted by loyal fans of the supremely talented Miss Stanwyck. Their efforts are especially appreciated by happy viewers like me, who have waited decades for the chance to see one of their favorite actresses in her first, acclaimed weekly television series.


"The Key to a Killer" (originally aired 10.31.1960). Stella King's (Stanwyck) husband is a sheriff and she's his deputy. So when he falls ill, she's left in full charge of killer Leroy Benson (Vic Morrow).

"House in Order" (11.07.1960). Dr. Steele tells Elizabeth Mowry (Stanwyck) she needs heart surgery immediately.
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Opening The Stanwyck Vault December 5, 2009
For fans of Barbara Stanwyck, this 3 disc DVD set is like finding a vein of pure gold in a mine of lost treasures. Included are 16 episodes of the BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW which aired during the 1960-1961 television season, plus an unaired pilot. Although the series lasted only a single season, it earned Stanwyck the 1961 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series". After viewing these DVDs, it's easy to see why she won.

Stanwyck stars in 16 of the 17 episodes. The exception is one in which a sleezy Milton Berle plays Romeo to two old maid sisters, scheming to become the heir in both their wills. The shows starring Stanwyck fit nicely with the roles she played on the big screen. In the majority of them, she plays powerful, sucessful women - female executives, wealthy wives, a psychiatrist, even an atomic physicist. In several, her career causes problems with her family life. She was certainly not afraid to play unsympathetic characters. Her only repeated role is that of Hong Kong importer-exporter Josephine Little in two of these episodes.

Two of the programs are westerns. In the first, she is Charles Bickford's mail-order bride. The marriage gets complicated when her first husband in the form of Gerald Mohr shows up. In the second, Barbara is the wife of the town marshall. She has to nurse her sick child and protect her home against a man who has come to town to kill her husband.

The brightest gems of the collection are the ones closest to film noir. Disc 1 opens with her playing the wife of a deputy sheriff. She is handcuffed to punk killer Vic Morrow trying to get him to the nearest town and into jail. Will the punk escape? Will she get him into the slammer? Will she make him cry "mama"?
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Legendary Film Star in Her First TV Series November 18, 2009
By Tee
The great Barbara Stanwyck, on nearly everyone's list of the five best film actresses of alltime, starred in this long-unseen one-season anthology series for NBC in 1960-61, which was a critic's darling but apparently did not pull in high enough ratings for the network to renew it for a second season. Stanwyck would go on to win the Emmy award for "Best Actress in a Dramatic Series" at the end of the season and the show quietly slipped away into TV history after that although for decades it has been the subject of much lament by Stanwyck buffs at the frustration at not having the chance to see the acclaimed program. Now almost 50 years after it's initial run, THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW has at last been unearthed! Sadly, a number of episodes are to date not known to survive (most alarming is the fact that this set has only 15 of the 36 episodes produced although the accompanying booklet says a "volume two" set is in the works, it seems apparent that at this point most of the remaining episodes have yet to be found.) Several of the episodes here are in less than pristine shape, with a few scenes with film scratches or imperfect picture quality but one suspects in many cases the producers of this set were working with mostly 16mm film prints and most likely single copies of most of them. The print quality generally is very good to excellent however and let's just be grateful we have these considering the unknown status of most of the other episodes.

Barbara Stanwyck proves again and again in these episodes she well deserved that Emmy. These little 25-minute dramas may have to use economy to tell their stories (the endings are often a bit rushed) but most of the episodes are highly satisfying.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Stanwyck Fans
This first season set of short TV stories features (in many cases) Barbara Stanwyck. The stories are provocative and interesting - a real treat to watch. Ms. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Bernadette Koontz
4.0 out of 5 stars Much Better Than I Expected
Stanwyck never did a bad acting job in her life, but the other thing this has going for it is well over 1/2 the episodes were directed by Jacques Tourneur (& a couple by Robert... Read more
Published 5 months ago by G. Ratcheson
5.0 out of 5 stars TV's Golden Age of Anthology Programming
Barbara Stanwyck was one of the top stars in Hollywood and at one time was the highest paid female star. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Nyssa
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic!!!
I loved this purchase! I enjoyed all the different performances and the guest who appeared with her in this disc. Highly recommend this for all Barbara Stanwyck fans!
Published 14 months ago by Lynn Belitz
5.0 out of 5 stars A TOPNOTCH SHOW!
While I balked at the price for such short DVD's, I must admit the various shows are well worth the cost! Read more
Published on June 17, 2012 by dvd freak
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
What a classy program with a classy lady. All the episodes were short and to the point. I don't think there is one episode that I didn't like.
Published on December 1, 2010 by Jennifer54
Barbara Stanwyck, in her long and productive career, has left a vast legacy that includes almost every genre imaginable. This set is a magnificent tribute to her acting skills. Read more
Published on September 8, 2010 by Chester J. Alkema
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Vintage TV!
I have always been a fan of Miss Stanwyck, but did not realize that she had a TV show. On the order of the Loretta Young Show, this weekly series has a different teleplay each time... Read more
Published on March 20, 2010 by Movie Nut
5.0 out of 5 stars Lost Treasure: The Barbara Stanwyck Show A+
I bought this show thinking it would be mediocre. However, boy was I surprised. Barbara Stanwyck, one of the most underrated actresses in Hollywood, gives a superb performance in... Read more
Published on February 12, 2010 by Perry R. Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars 1960s Anthology TV series in beautiful filmed prints
E1 Entertainment (formerly Koch Home Video) partnered last year with the Archive of American Television to release some extremely rare television shows from their archives on home... Read more
Published on January 31, 2010 by Steven I. Ramm
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