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Baby Face (1933) was a Drama - Black-and-white Film directed by Alfred E. Green and produced by Raymond Griffith and William LeBaron.

Baby Face was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2005.

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DOUBLE BILL #10: Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (1933)

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 9, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #10: Red-Headed Woman (1932) and Baby Face (1933) On January 9, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized Pre-Code. The forbidden era where anything goes. Wonderfully risqu?, daring and freeing, Pre-Code is a goldmine of genres, thoughts and attitudes, all rushing to g... Read full article


BABY FACE (1933) and Pre-Code Hollywood Morality

By Lara on Apr 24, 2014 From Backlots

In a scene cut from the original theatrical release, Barbara Stanwyck breaks a beer bottle over the head of a man trying to assault her. When discussing classic film with those who may have little knowledge of its history, a common grievance I hear is that people take issue with the contrived storyl... Read full article


Neglected Post Theatre: "Baby Face," or The Pubic Enemy

By David on Oct 21, 2013 From The Man on the Flying Trapeze

On this edition of Neglected Post Theatre, we take a look at "Baby Face," with Barbara Stanwyck, John Wayne, George Brent and a cast of foolish, foolish bank executives.... Read full article


Barbara Stanwyck in Baby Face (1933): Dressing to Win

By KC on Jul 22, 2013 From Classic Movies

This post is my entry in the Barbara Stanwyck blogathon hosted by The Girl with the White Parasol. Go to her site to check out the rest of this amazing event. The idea of a woman empowering herself by polishing her appearance is familiar in the movies. Just think of The Women (1939), where gettin... Read full article


Scandal On Film: “Illicit” (1931), “Forbidden” (1932) and “Baby Face” (1933) (3)

By Lara on Jan 15, 2013 From Backlots

Barbara Stanwyck has an affair with married politician Adolphe Menjou, and subsequently has his baby, in “Forbidden” (1932). From her first forays into sound film, Barbara Stanwyck was known for her portrayals of strong, gutsy, and independent women. In Illicit, she sleeps with her boyfr... Read full article


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Lily Powers: What could I do? He's my boss and I have to earn my own living.


Lily Powers: Are you letting me go?


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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Facts about

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.
In spring of 1933 this film was submitted to the New York State Board of Censors, who rejected it, demanding a number of cuts and changes. Warner Brothers made these changes prior to the film's release in July 1933. In 2004, a "dupe negative" copy of the film as it existed prior to being censored was located at the Library of Congress. This uncensored version received its public premiere at the London Film Festival in November 2004, more than 70 years after it was made.
In the original version of the film, before changes were made to appease censors, the film ended with Lily finding that Courtland had killed himself. Censors forced the change to a relatively "happy" ending where it turns out that Courtland survived and it is suggested that Lily abandoned her pursuit of material wealth for true love.
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National Film Registry

Baby Face

Released 1933
Inducted 2005
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