An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.
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Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Frank Johnson flees police after becoming an eyewitness to murder. He is pursued around scenic San Francisco by his wife, a reporter, the police, and... the real murderer.

Director: Norman Foster
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Dennis O'Keefe, Robert Keith
Studs Lonigan (1960)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young man tries to escape the South Side of 1920s Chicago.

Director: Irving Lerner
Stars: Christopher Knight, Frank Gorshin, Venetia Stevenson
Matinee Theatre (1955–1958)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.5/10 X  

A daily anthology show, featuring original material, as well as adaptations of literary classics.

Stars: John Conte, Johnny Crawford, Sarah Churchill
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Teenage boy panics and takes hostages when he thinks he's committed murder. Actor Jack Nicholson's film debut as the juvenile delinquent.

Director: Jus Addiss
Stars: Harry Lauter, Jack Nicholson, Carolyn Mitchell
The Wild Ride (1960)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A rebellious punk of the beat generation spends his days as an amateur dirt track driver in between partying and troublemaking. He eventually kidnaps his buddy's girlfriend, kills a few ... See full summary »

Director: Harvey Berman
Stars: Jack Nicholson, Georgianna Carter, Robert Bean
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Unmarried teenage lovers turn to desperate measures after their clandestine tryst results in an unplanned pregnancy.

Director: Richard Rush
Stars: Jennifer West, Richard Evans, Warren Parker
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

A cowboy rides into a small town that is ruled with an iron fist by a corrupt sheriff. He becomes involved with a pretty young town girl and some residents who are trying to oust the ... See full summary »

Director: John A. Bushelman
Stars: Kent Taylor, Diana Darrin, Jody McCrea
Tales of Wells Fargo (1957–1962)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Agent Jim Hardie shifts over its history from being mostly an agent helping Wells Fargo cope with badguys to being the owner of a ranch near San Francisco who still does some agent work.

Stars: Dale Robertson, William Demarest, Kit Carson
Mr. Lucky (1959–1960)
Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Mr. Lucky was an honest professional gambler who had won a plush floating casino, the ship Fortuna, and used it as his base of operations. Staying beyond the 3-mile limit, where he could ... See full summary »

Stars: John Vivyan, Ross Martin, Tom Brown
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Kathy leaves the newspaper business to marry homicide detective Bill but is frustrated by his lack of ambition and the banality of life in the suburbs. Her drive to advance Bill's career soon takes her down a dangerous path.

Director: Gerd Oswald
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Sterling Hayden, Raymond Burr
Little Amy (TV Movie 1962)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Nine-year-old Amy has decided that klutzy neighbor Arthur is the one she's going to marry. However, Arthur is too busy trying--and failing miserably--to get a place on the football team to ... See full summary »

Director: Sidney Lanfield
Stars: Debbie Megowan, William Leslie, Shary Marshall
The Dick Powell Theatre (1961–1963)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Powell served as host and, in early shows at least, occasional star in this dramatic anthology. It was his last television series and contained his last filmed acting (episode: 'The ... See full summary »

Stars: Dick Powell, David Niven, June Allyson
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An anthology series usually starring Miss Stanwyck with her character either facing difficulties or overcoming peril. Several of the episodes were pilots, none of them turned into series.

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Brilliant Showcase for the Great Barbara Stanwyck
26 November 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

53-year-old Barbara Stanwyck, her days as a romantic movie lead at an end, jumped into television with gusto in this outstanding anthology series which rather shockingly only ran one season, 1960-61. Ms. Stanwyck played a different character each week (with the exception of a few episodes playing Hong Kong export dealer "Little Jo") in programs that range from murder melodramas to westerns to semi-comedies. Stanwyck gives each episode her all and brings these little dramas up to the level of mini movies, some of them with excellent stories that could have easily played out in a feature film. I can only imagine why this program lasted just one season, changing tastes by the public most likely (anthology series were on the way out) particularly in regards to older actresses (besides Stanwyck, Loretta Young, June Allyson, and Ann Sothern's shows were also canceled that fall.) Fortunately, the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences recognized her superb work and awarded her the first of three Emmys she would receive (one for her later, successful series THE BIG VALLEY in 1965, another for her work in the mini-series THE THORN BIRDS in 1984.) Fifteen episodes from the 36 produced released in a DVD set in 2009 (it appears the survival status of quite a few episodes is uncertain) that show, as if there was any doubt, that Barbara Stanwyck is just as captivating an actress on the small screen as she was on the big one.


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