Baby Face
Baby Face (1933)

Baby Face is a good example of the kind of spitfire lead female characters that appeared in the cinema of pre-code Hollywood. Lily Powers (Barbara Stanwyck) works as a barmaid in her father's factory-town saloon where she learns to deal… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 5, 2006
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

A fascinatingly conflicted artifact of Depression-era do-me feminism.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

A typical Depression tale of upward mobility and a good vehicle for Barbara Stanwyck; you can spot John Wayne in a small part.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...an amazing film for any age because it is purely about sex. Not X-rated, pornographic sex, but raw, sensual, unequivocal, unmitigated sex, nevertheless.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

If you've never seen Stanwyck in a pre-Code film, you've never really seen Stanwyck.

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Don Willmott
Filmcritic.com

They can't take their eyes off her. You won't be able to either.

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Bryant Frazer
Bryant Frazer's Deep Focus

Baby Face is sort of the ultimate pre-Code film, with its repetitive form %u2014 that same come-hither look, that same goggle-eyed assent from the dude on the receiving end %u2014 almost beggaring belief.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Well worth looking at.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Engagingly shocking to audiences who think of old movies as quaint and innocent.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Racy melodrama made before the Production Code.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Pre-Code Hollywood gems are the best kept secret in film history. Before films were heavily censored there were black and white talkies featuring nudity, sexual… More
Lanning : )
If you see this, make sure you get the DVD that has both versions on it, the uncensored and the censored. Nowadays, I doubt there would be any question about… More
AJ Verser
I really liked this movie, but it does remind you a lot of Red-Headed Woman story wise. I really liked Stanwyck in this movie. Also I loved the ending.
jay nixon
wild pre code with a sensuall and hard as nails barbara
Veronique Kwak
"baby face" was an mighty milestone to set up the stanwyckesque femme fatale image before the fatally classic "double… More
Michael Gildea
This isn't an amazing movie. You see a Nietsche-fueled floozie sleeping her way to the top and leaving a trail of heartbroken men in her wake. Very racy… More