Baby Face

This 1933 Barbara Stanwyck vehicle about a small-town woman who sleeps her way up the corporate ladder, directed by the underrated Alfred E. Green, remains one of the raciest movies of the 30s, even after massive cuts by the censor; it’s also one of the most cynical about being female and getting ahead during the Depression. With George Brent and John Wayne in an early, highly uncharacteristic part. Well worth looking at. 70 min. (JR)

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