Baby Face
Baby Face (1933)

When her father dies, this "bound-for-bigger-things" blonde heads to NYC going to work in a bank, where she uses beauty and charms to quickly move up the ladder. She soon has the corporate press eating out of her hand, as well as… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 23, 1933
DVD 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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Cole Smithey

Here is a blatant affront to generations of American provincial female teachings that value virginity over sexual freedom. Lily likes giving it away, for a cause - herself.

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Don Willmott

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

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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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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

It's easy to see an anti-feminist 'Just look what happens to women who break the rules' underneath what is most obviously simply straight-up salaciousness.

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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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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Well worth looking at.

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Emanuel Levy

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 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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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 V
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