Intro & Outro: Guest Programmer Bruce Goldstein

In the Citizen Kane of the Pre-Code Era, Barbara Stanwyck stars as the exploited daughter of a speakeasy owner. After her father dies, she moves to New York City and uses her brains and sexuality to move up the economic ladder.

The cast also features George Brent and John Wayne, plus Theresa Harris as perhaps the screen’s first “black best friend” to a female star. Long considered one of the raciest movies of the early 1930s, Baby Face is now even more so with this uncensored, never-released version from the Library of Congress.

• Essay about “Baby Face” from the National Film Preservation Board

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Alfred E. Green
Running Time
76 minutes
35mm, B/W