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The Barbara Stanwyck Show

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 language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes36
Executive producer(s)Louis F. Edelman
Producer(s)William H. Wright
Running time30 mins.
Production company(s)ESW Productions
Original networkNBC
Picture formatBlack-and-white
Audio formatMonaural
Original releaseSeptember 19, 1960 (1960-09-19) – September 11, 1961 (1961-09-11)

The Barbara Stanwyck Show is an American anthology drama television series which ran on NBC from September 1960 to September 1961. 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.

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

The series, produced at Desilu Studios, was directed by 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.

Guest stars

DVD release

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. There is also a second 2 DVD disk set ISBN 1417232900