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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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George Brent ...
Donald Cook ...
Stevens
Alphonse Ethier ...
Cragg
Henry Kolker ...
Carter
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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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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 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

Chico: He's a big politician, ain't he?
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What Will I Do Without You?
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Music by Lewis E. Gensler
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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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