Lots of indemnity

Is this still from Double Indemnity — Fred MacMurray is the mark — the definitive picture of Barbara Stanwyck?

Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity

I mean, I’m pretty sure this isn’t, though it has its charms:

Barbara Stanwyck in color

And there’s one under the break about which I shall say little:

Barbara Stanwyck in nothing much

Not that MacMurray ever had a reason to complain.



  1. LeeAnn »

    16 July 2016 · 6:12 pm

    When I think of her, it’s the Double Indemnity Barbara. Although that last one may stick in my mind a bit now.

  2. CGHill »

    16 July 2016 · 6:27 pm

    As roles go, that was Pretty Darn Iconic.

  3. McG »

    17 July 2016 · 12:16 am

    To me she’s always been Victoria Barkley…

  4. Joe »

    17 July 2016 · 6:52 am

    There is a joke tying those pictures and The Big Valley, but I’m not clever enough to flesh it out.

  5. McG »

    17 July 2016 · 9:57 am

    I don’t remember enough about the TV show to know if she ever had to endure questions about how such an attractive widow came to own such a big cattle ranch.

    After the “Ghostbusters” remake I wonder if anyone contemplates a “The Big Valley” movie starring one of the Kardashians.

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