The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 2
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Throughout her career, Barbara Stanwyck enraptured audiences, starring in almost 100 films (including Double Indemnity and Sorry, Wrong Number), capturing four Oscar®-nominations, and winning an Emmy® for her acclaimed NBC anthology series, The Barbara Stanwyck Show, where she served as hostess and star. This collection showcases 12 previously unavailable dramas, restored and re-mastered, from the memorable series. Featuring Buddy Ebsen, Peter Falk, Joan Blondell, James Best and more.
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The fact is that most of these video treasures have been unseen by the general public for almost 50 years. The series was cancelled by NBC after its first season - despite Miss Stanwyck's Emmy win for Outstanding Actress in a Television Series (lead). After a handful of episodes were rerun during the summer of 1961, the films were never shown in syndication, and for many years, most of the programs were considered "lost".
This new collection picks up with the 23rd show to be aired, "The Golden Acres", and concludes with the 36th (and last) episode, "A Man's Game", which was broadcast in July of 1961 after the series was already in re-runs for the summer season. Missing are episode 27, "Call Me Annie" (alternately titled: "The Hunter Baby"), which was the pilot for a proposed new series starring Peggy Cass which Stanwyck only hosted, and episode 33, "Triple C", a western drama in which Stanwyck starred with James Philbrook and Stewart Bradley.
Here's hoping the nine missing episodes from Volumes 1 and 2 of "The Barbara Stanwyck Show" are someday found, restored and released on DVD - but in the meantime, the fact that the majority of these wonderful half hours are now available is ample cause for her many loyal fans to celebrate!Read more ›
you'll be absolutely thrilled with Volume Two.
I was fortunate to see this series when it first aired,
and several episodes have remained vividly in my memory ever since.
One of them, "Confession" (shades of "Double Indemnity"!)
was included in Volume One, and now I am happy to see that
my other big favorites are in Volume Two.
Three of them highlight Stanwyck's wonderful way with comedy.
My all-time favorite is "Assassin" co-starring Peter Falk and
Leon Ames. There are so many things I love about this one
that I could go on for pages, but here are two examples:
the "no-stunt men" fight with would-be assassin Falk,
and the hilarious "proposal" scene with Leon Ames (every bit her
comic match). This one is worth the price all by itself.
Another is "A Man's Game", a tougue-in-cheek western with
top flight support from Charles Drake, and Edgar Kennedy (and his feline companion).
And the third is the unaired Little Jo pilot, which was later re-tooled into
"Dragon by the Tail" (included in Volume One). Frankly, I actually prefer
THIS discarded version to the more serious "Dragon" because of it's lighter
moments in which she seems to be having a lot of fun.
Although every episode here is winner, I am especially fond of "Frightened Doll".
She and Harold J. Stone were a great match (he was later partnered with her in
one of her best "Big Valley" episodes, "Teacher of Outlaws"). Their scenes
contain some powerful, close-to-the-bone moments. The same can be said
for "Yanqui Go Home", with Dana Andrews. "The Choice" and "High Tension"
are real nail-biters.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An engaging anthology series from the early 1960s. Ms. Stanwyck is superb and plays many characters as well as one continuing character (these episodes set in Hong Kong).Published 6 months ago by Dr. Morbius
Have both Vol 1 and 2 a lot better than I thought it would be.Ms Stanwyck is really a great actress in these TV series,and hold up fine. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Kenneth Benjamin
Arrived in mint condition and plays without error,very happy with purchase. Content is self explanatory.Published on October 11, 2014 by Perry Vann
I love the stories in this 2nd series of the Barbara Stanwyck shows.Published on October 7, 2014 by Barbara Bryant
Now I have the second set in this series, I never knew Barbara Stanwyck had this show on television.Published on August 10, 2014 by RitzeeINtx
Good TV stories are hard to find in today's TV genre which makes this collection of black and white half-hour stories such a treasure. Read morePublished on July 25, 2014 by Bernadette Koontz
As early as her pre-Code bad girl days through her film noir glory years of the 40s, Barbara Stanwyck just didn't have much sex appeal, for me anyway - until now. Read morePublished on April 29, 2014 by Bryan