The THR item today indicating that Susan Sarandon may be recreating the role Barbara Stanwyck created on the small screen in a film version of the 1960s television series, “The Big Valley,” was as good an excuse as any to present two scenes showcasing the rather amazing acting talents of these two great women of the screen. First, from Billy Wilder’s classic film version of James Cain’s “Double Indemnity.”

And, though it’s not as easy to find good YouTube clips of the great Ms. Sarandon as you might think, here’s a scene with the almost-as-awesome Catherine Deneuve¬† from 1982’s “The Hunger,” directed by Tony Scott.