Baby Face

Directed with more pace than style, but what matter with Stanwyck in peak form? Starting out as a barmaid in dad's speakeasy in the Pittsburgh slums, she moves to New York when he dies, and calculatingly climbs man by man from basement to penthouse. For all the moralising which has her pre-Hayes Code golddigging lead through fraught paths to true love, the character probably grew into the Phyllis Dietrichson of Double Indemnity.

By: TM

Release details

Duration: 68 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Alfred E Green
Screenwriter: Gene Markey, Kathryn Scola
Cast: Barbara Stanwyck
George Brent
Donald Cook
Henry Kolker
Douglas Dumbrille
Margaret Lindsay
John Wayne
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