Thu, 10/29/2009

The Barbara Stanwyck Show Now on DVD

“She had grit, sex appeal and vulnerability, in spades. No one played a saucy dame better.”

-People Magazine


3-DVD Set Includes 15 Memorable Dramas Featuring All-Star Ensemble Casts that Include Stanwyck as well as Guest Stars Ralph Bellamy, Milton Berle, Julie London, Lee Marvin, Vic Morrow, Michael Rennie, Robert Strauss, Anna May Wong and More

Buy Now: The Barbara Stanwyck Show, Vol. 1

E1 Entertainment and the Academy of Television Arts & Science’s Archive of American Television proudly debut THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW: VOLUME 1, the latest release under The Archive of American Television Presents banner, a partnership with the collaborative mission to present culturally and historically significant productions from the Golden Age of Television on DVD. Originally broadcast from 1960-61 on NBC, the star-studded anthology series was hosted by and featured the multi-talented actress Barbara Stanwyck, the American Film Institute’s “11th Greatest Female Star of All Time,” alongside a rotating roster of talented actors in each week’s installment. The 3-DVD set, THE BARBARA STANWYCK SHOW: VOLUME 1 features 15 of the series’ most memorable half-hour dramas – all which have not been seen since their original broadcast nearly fifty years ago – including “The Key to the Killer” with Vic Morrow, “The Miraculous Journey of Tadpole Chan” with Ralph Bellamy, “Night Visitor” with Julie London, “Size 10” with Robert Strauss, “Dragon by the Tail” with Anna May Wong, “Dear Charlie” with Milton Berle, “The Sisters” with Michael Rennie and “Confession” with Lee Marvin. A must-own for aficionados of classic film and television.

Throughout her illustrious career, Barbara Stanwyck enraptured Hollywood, starring in nearly 100 films (including Double Indemnity and Sorry, Wrong Number) and capturing four Oscar® nominations. After conquering the silver screen, Barbara took on the world of television as star of “The Barbara Stanwyck Show” in 1960. Thirty-six half-hour episodes aired, in which she starred in all but four of the dramas and earned an Emmy® Award for “Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Series.” Stanwyck went on to earn two additional Emmys for her roles in “The Big Valley” and “The Thorn Birds.”

To this first volume of 15 dramas, E1 Entertainment adds the unaired pilot episode “Sponsor’s Theatre,” Barbara Stanwyck’s 1961 Emmy acceptance speech, and a 20-page booklet with written contributions by film historian Robert Osborne and the Archive of American Television.

About The Edelman Family Partnership

The Edelman Family Partnership is the copyright holder of “The Barbara Stanwyck Show” and through their worldwide distributor, SFM Entertainment LLC, has joined with E1 Entertainment to bring this Award-winning series to ‘Missy’s’ (Barbara Stanwyck’s family nickname) loyal fans and a new generation of viewers. The Edelman Family Partnership also holds copyrights for other iconic television series including “The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp”, “The Joey Bishop Show”, “Make Room for Daddy” and, is currently in production on a major motion picture version of the Barbara Stanwyck Emmy® Award-winning series – “The Big Valley”.

About “The Archive of American Television Presents”

"The Archive of American Television Presents" is a partnership between E1 Entertainment and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. The collaborative mission is to present culturally and historically significant productions from the Golden Age of Television on DVD, restored and re-mastered from the best-quality sources. The Television Academy Foundation and its Archive of American Television does not own or represent any of the programs being released under this partnership.

About the Archive of American Television

Since 1997, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation’s Archive of American Television has produced hundreds of videotaped oral history interviews with broadcasting’s greatest pioneers and legends in all professions. These full life-histories – spanning influences, career highlights, professional philosophy and current projects – are the stories behind what we see on the screen. These unique videos are made available worldwide so that today’s and future generations can understand how electronic media presents and reflects world-changing events, pop culture origins, technological innovations and artistic mastery. For more information about the collection, visit

About E1 Entertainment U.S.

E1 Entertainment U.S. (formerly KOCH Vision) is the U.S. home video label of E1 Entertainment (AIM: ETO), a leading independent entertainment content owner that acquires film, television and music rights and exploits these rights in all media in more than 190 countries. Boasting a diverse library of feature films, television series, award-winning children’s programs, live music concerts and more, E1 Entertainment U.S. is the home of such notable properties as Soundstage, McLeod’s Daughters, Wire in the Blood, Popular Mechanics for Kids, Faerie Tale Theatre, The Best Years, Ballet Shoes starring Emma Watson and Nickelback Live at Sturgis. For more information on these and other releases from E1 Entertainment U.S., please visit


Street date: October 27, 2009 Genre: Classic TV

Rating: N/A SRP: $39.98

Running Time: 390 minutes Catalog #: E1E-DV-6693
Format: 3-DVD Set