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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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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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December 1933 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

A Mulher que Nos Perde  »

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$187,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In the original 1933 sneak preview, Barbara Stanwyck's dialog in the opening sequence where she attacks her father for surrounding her with men since she was the age of 14 is intact, although it was actually cut from the release version. 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

Lily Powers: I can't do it. I have to think of myself. I've gone through a lot to get those things. My life has been bitter and hard. I'm not like other women.
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Baby Face
(1926) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Akst
Played during the opening credits
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Reprised on a phonograph record
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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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