Barbara Stanwyck’s career spanned a remarkable 60 years, from 1927 to 1987. Best known for her roles as a tough cookie – sometimes with a heart of gold, sometimes with a heart of stone – Stanwyck could do comedy (The Lady Eve), noir (Double Indemnity), drama (Meet John Doe) and even melodrama (Stella Dallas) with ease.

This new collection includes Executive Suite, Annie Oakley, My Reputation, East Side, West Side, Jeopardy and To Please a Lady. While not filled with her most spectacular work, the Barbara Stanwyck Signature Collection does a good job of showing the actress’ range of talents.

Watch just one and you’ll understand immediately what made Stanwyck so compelling and original.

Grade: B

Barbara Stanwyck: The Signature Collection is currently available.