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Baby Face
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Baby Face -- Lilly sleeps her way from basement speakeasy bartender, literally floor by floor, to the top floor of a New York office building.

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Director:
Writers:
Gene Markey (screen play) &
Kathryn Scola (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
December 1933 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
She had "IT" and made "IT" pay! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Early Stanwyck role is one to relish See more (103 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Barbara Stanwyck ... Lily

George Brent ... Trenholm

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

Margaret Lindsay ... Ann Carter
Arthur Hohl ... Ed Sipple

John Wayne ... Jimmy McCoy Jr.

Robert Barrat ... Nick Powers

Douglass Dumbrille ... Brody (as Douglas Dumbrille)
Theresa Harris ... Chico
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Joan Barclay ... Job Seeker (uncredited)
James Bush ... Paris Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Charles Coleman ... Hodges - Butler (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Speakeasy Waiter (uncredited)
Jack Curtis ... Speakeasy Customer (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Paris Bank Agent (uncredited)
Arthur De Kuh ... Lutza (uncredited)
John Elliott ... Bank Director (uncredited)
Harry Gribbon ... Doorman (uncredited)
Grace Hayle ... Mrs. Hemingway (uncredited)
Maynard Holmes ... Pratt - Personnel Office (uncredited)
Edward LeSaint ... Bank Director (uncredited)
Reginald Mason ... Gault - Bank Director (uncredited)

James Murray ... Brakeman (uncredited)
Spec O'Donnell ... Office Boy (uncredited)
Henry Otho ... Laborer (uncredited)

Nat Pendleton ... Stolvich - Laborer (uncredited)
Donna Mae Roberts ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Matty Roubert ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Cliff Saum ... Laborer (uncredited)
Charles Sellon ... Vanderlure - Bank Director (uncredited)
Harry Semels ... Speakeasy Drunk (uncredited)

Harry Tenbrook ... Laborer (uncredited)
Edward Van Sloan ... Jameson - Bank Director (uncredited)
Jacques Vanaire ... Paris Bank Clerk (uncredited)
Sailor Vincent ... Laborer (uncredited)
Renee Whitney ... Office Worker (uncredited)
Josephine Whittell ... (uncredited)

Harry Wilson ... Laborer (uncredited)
Toby Wing ... Office Worker (uncredited)

Directed by
Alfred E. Green 
 
Writing credits
Gene Markey (screen play) &
Kathryn Scola (screen play)

Darryl F. Zanuck (story) (as Mark Canfield)

Produced by
William LeBaron .... producer
Raymond Griffith .... producer (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
James Van Trees (photography)
 
Film Editing by
Howard Bretherton (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Anton Grot 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Fred Fox .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Oliver S. Garretson .... sound (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Buddy Longworth .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... conductor: Vitaphone Orchestra
 
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Runtime:
71 min | 76 min (restored version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Norway:16 (1933) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Ship scene features same set used in Three on a Match (1932) a year earlier.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Courtland's hands change position as he sits down in the boardroom.See more »
Quotes:
Lily Powers:There's only one thing I want.
Courtland Trenholm:Name it, and it's yours.
Lily Powers:I'd like to have a "Mrs." on my tombstone.
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Soundtrack:
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11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Early Stanwyck role is one to relish, 18 July 2007
Author: moonspinner55 from las vegas, nv

Barbara Stanwyck as a real tough cookie, a waitress to the working classes (and prostitute at the hands of her father) who escapes to New York City and uses her feminine wiles to get a filing job, moving on to Mortgage and Escrow, and later as assistant secretary to the second in command at the bank. Dramatic study of a female character unafraid to be unseemly has lost none of its power over the years, with Barbara acting up a storm (portraying a woman who learns to be a first-rate actress herself). Parlaying a little Nietzschean philosophy into her messed up life, this lady crushes out sentiment all right, but she never loses our fascination, our awe. She's a plain-spoken, hard-boiled broad, but she's not a bitch, nor is she a man-eater or woman-hater. This gal is all out for herself, and as we wait for her to eventually learn about real values in life, her journey up and down the ladder of success provides heated, sexy entertainment. John Wayne (with thick black hair and too much eye make-up) does well in an early role as the assistant in the file office, though all the supporting players are quite good. *** from ****

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