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Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991)

Sally Field hosts this thorough documentary about actress Barbara Stanwyck. Highlights include Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948).

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Richard Schickel
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Credited cast:
Humphrey Bogart ... Self (archive footage)
Richard Chamberlain ... Self (archive footage)
Gary Cooper ... Self (archive footage)
Wendell Corey ... Self (archive footage)
Paul Douglas ... Self (archive footage)
Sally Field ... Self - Host
Henry Fonda ... Self (archive footage)
Van Heflin ... Self (archive footage)
William Holden ... Self (archive footage)
Walter Huston ... Self (archive footage)
Burt Lancaster ... Self (archive footage)
Fred MacMurray ... Self (archive footage)
Ralph Meeker ... Self (archive footage)
Anthony Quinn ... Self (archive footage)
Ronald Reagan ... Self (archive footage)
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Sally Field hosts this thorough documentary about actress Barbara Stanwyck. Highlights include Ball of Fire (1941), Double Indemnity (1944) and Sorry, Wrong Number (1948). Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Excerpts from Stanwyck films are continuously and repeatedly shown out of chronological sequence, with the result that they often contradict whatever point the script is trying to make in regards to the development of her career. See more »

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Features Blowing Wild (1953) See more »

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27 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Barbara Stanwyck: Fire and Desire (1991)

*** (out of 4)

Richard Schickel directed documentary takes a look at the life and career of Stanwyck who seemed to mirror many of her famous roles. This doc runs under an hour and tries to reach as many subjects as possible and does a decent job but a longer piece would certainly be better. Schickel makes an interesting commentary about Stanwyck having three periods of her career and all of these periods were exploitation by the studio due to certain things that were happening in her personal life. Sally Fields narrates.


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15 July 1991 (USA) See more »

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Barbara Stanwyck: Fuego y deseo See more »

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