The embodiment of Hollywood resilience, the Brooklyn-born onetime chorine who renamed herself “Barbara Stanwyck” could play tough girl, screwball, and femme fatale. Stanwyck was Frank Capra’s first star. He called her “the greatest emotional actress the screen has yet known” and a triple bill of Baby Face, The Lady Eve, and Double Indemnity could well persuade you.
A full schedule of the retrospective is available on Film Forum’s website.
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