Baby Face (1933)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance  |  December 1933 (UK)
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A young woman uses her body and her sexuality to help her climb the social ladder, but soon begins to wonder if her new status will ever bring her happiness.



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Complete credited cast:
George Brent ...
Donald Cook ...
Alphonse Ethier ...
Henry Kolker ...
Ann Carter
Arthur Hohl ...
Ed Sipple
Jimmy McCoy Jr.
Robert Barrat ...
Nick Powers
Brody (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Theresa Harris ...


Lilly (Baby Face) sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building. Bank sub-manager Jimmy McCoy finds her a job in the bank only to be cast aside as she hooks up with the bank's president. When he complains of not seeing her she says: "I'm working so hard I have to go to bed early every night." Written by Ed Stephan <>

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She climbed the ladder of success - wrong by wrong!


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December 1933 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Nos Perde  »

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$187,000 (estimated)

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Ship scene features same set used in Three on a Match (1932) a year earlier. See more »


After Lily mentions to Courtland she would like to be a Mrs., there are two shots of newspapers announcing the wedding. The second shot is a close up of two paragraphs. The first paragraph misspells Courtland's name as "Courtney" and the word company as "comany." See more »


Chico: He's a big politician, ain't he?
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Possible uncensored-version on DVD in 2006
26 April 2005 | by (Seattle) – See all my reviews

An original uncensored print of this amazing film was discovered in 2004 in the Library of Congress, and has been shown in a few specialized theaters around the world in 2005. According to current reviews that I've found online, the original has all of the nastiest dialog and innuendos intact; they were later either removed or completely re-shot by the studio prior to initial release, in order to pass the New York state censors. I have also read that a DVD is "expected in 2006" and one can only hope! If we're really luckily, it will include comparisons between the 2 versions. Note that the released censored version was originally available on Laserdisc, which I have seen. Stanwyck rules!

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