Pre-code Hollywood: Baby Face

Dir: Alfred E. Green
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Donald Cook
76mins   1933   US   12A   English   

Part of Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken

Lily Powers, sexually exploited from a young age and determined both to turn the tables on men, and to use her feminine charms to create a better life for herself.

Inspired by some words from Nietzsche she hops a train to New York with Chico to embark on a career as a ruthless seductress. In the big city, she starts sleeping her way to the top of a bank run by a notorious playboy.


Sun 28 August