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Baby Face (1933)

Approved | | Drama, Romance | December 1933 (UK)
A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank -- by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.

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Brody (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Theresa Harris ...
Chico
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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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A Mulher que Nos Perde  »

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$187,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

First on-screen credit for Teresa Harris. She is perhaps best-known to modern audiences for the role of Chico, Lil's friend and maid, which she plays in this film. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Courtland Trenholm: It would have been easy for you, to come here to Paris and have a somewhat - gayer time.
Lily Powers: It would have been too easy.
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Meet Me In The Gloaming
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Written by Arthur Freed, Al Goodhart and Al Hoffman
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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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