The Barbara Stanwyck Show

The Barbara Stanwyck Show is an American anthology drama television series which ran on NBC from September 1960 to September 1961.[1] Barbara Stanwyck served as hostess, and starred in all but four of the half-hour productions. The four in which she did not star were actually pilot episodes of potential series programs which never materialized. Stanwyck won the Emmy Award in 1961 for Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series.[2]

The Barbara Stanwyck Show
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GenreAnthology drama
Directed byLewis Allen (director)
Robert Florey
Arthur Hiller
Don Medford
David Lowell Rich
Stuart Rosenberg
Don Taylor (American actor and director)
Jacques Tourneur
Richard Whorf
Presented byBarbara Stanwyck
Theme music composerEarle Hagen
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes36
Executive producerLouis F. Edelman
ProducerWilliam H. Wright
Running time30 mins.
Production companyESW Productions
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1960 (1960-09-19) –
September 11, 1961 (1961-09-11)

Three of the episodes in which Stanwyck starred were an attempt at spinning off a dramatic series of her own, in which she appeared as "Josephine Little",[3] an American woman running an import-export shop in Hong Kong.[3]:544

The series, produced at Desilu Studios, was directed by different directors, Robert Florey, Jacques Tourneur, Stuart Rosenberg. The Barbara Stanwyck Show lasted one season. It aired at 10 p.m. Eastern on Mondays opposite Jackie Cooper's military sitcom Hennesey on CBS and the second half of Gardner McKay's Adventures in Paradise on ABC.[citation needed]

The American Gas Association sponsored the program on alternate weeks.[4]

Guest starsEdit


11 episodes, The Mink Coat, Ironbark's Bridge, The Miraculous Journey of Tadpole Chan, Frightened Doll, The Choice, Sign of the Zodiac, Adventure on Happiness Street, The Golden Acres, Confession, Dragon by the Tail, Dear Charlie have been directed by Jacques Tourneur.

Home mediaEdit

E1 Entertainment, formerly known as Koch Vision, and The Archive of American Television released Volume 1 of the series on DVD in the United States on October 13, 2009. A second volume also a two-disc set was released on May 18, 2010.


  1. ^ Anderson, James (January 22, 1990). "Industry mourns death of Stanwyck at 82". The Evening Sun. Pennsylvania, Hanover. Associated Press. p. 11. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  2. ^ "("Stanwyck" search results)". Emmy Awards. Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Archived from the original on 23 April 2019. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  3. ^ a b Terrace, Vincent (2014). Encyclopedia of Television Shows, 1925 through 2010, 2d ed. McFarland. p. 74. ISBN 9780786486410. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  4. ^ "Business briefly ..." (PDF). Broadcasting. January 9, 1961. p. 30. Retrieved 23 April 2019.

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