Baby Face 12A

Fri 30 Dec, 5.45pm



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Director: Alfred E. Green

Cast: Barbara Stanwyck, George Bent, Donald Cook

Year: 1933

Duration: 75 mins

Certificate: 12A

Pre-Code cinema was often a dangerous game of one-upmanship. Warners Bros took one look at MGM's risqué Red-Headed Woman and decided to respond with this jaw-dropping sensation marketed with the tagline "she had it and made it pay."

Exploited from a young age, Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck) turns the tables and uses her sexual allure to climb her way to the top in New York, in this bold Depression-era drama.

Film writers and critics Pamela Hutchinson and Christina Newland present some of Hollywood’s most risqué films (all brand new remasters courtesy of Park Circus and Warner Bros.) made before the 1930's Hays code was enforced in Pre-Code Hollywood: Rules Are Made to be Broken.