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Baby Face (1933)

 -  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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Lily
George Brent ...
Trenholm
Donald Cook ...
Stevens
Alphonse Ethier ...
Cragg
Henry Kolker ...
Carter
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Ann Carter
Arthur Hohl ...
Ed Sipple
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Robert Barrat ...
Nick Powers
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Brody (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Theresa Harris ...
Chico
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Storyline

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 <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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She climbed the ladder of success - wrong by wrong!

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

December 1933 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Nos Perde  »

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$187,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

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

Goofs

After Mr. Carter stays the night, Lily gets out of a car. There is a reflection of faces on the window of the car as it pulls away. See more »

Quotes

J.P. Carter: Did somebody in your home play the piano?
J.P. CarterLily Powers: Anybody that had a nickel.
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Soundtracks

Baby Face
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Played during the opening credits
Played as background music often
Reprised on a phonograph record
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Ahead of its time Barbara Stanwyck movie is pretty good!
2 August 2004 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a very good movie. Unusual for its day, due to the overt sex and plot. It also has a black playing a major role that is not a typical maid or servant, but more of a wise cracking best friend. Barbara Stanwyck, who I never considered very attractive, is quite stunning in a trampish sort of way. You will recognize a very young John Wayne as one of her boy friends, as well as many other character actors and actresses of the day. The woman playing the black girl, is new to me, she has a nice voice, as she sings a few jazz tunes of the era, I wonder what happened to her. This movie was before the Hays Code of Decency and it shows. I highly recommended this movie.


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