Pre-code Hollywood: Baby Face (12A)

“I'm a ball of fire, I am.”

“ Pre-Code cinema was often a dangerous game of one-upmanship. Warner Bros took one look at MGM’s highly risqué Red-Headed Woman and decided to respond with this jaw- dropping sensation marketed with the tagline “She had it and made it pay”. She is Barbara Stanwyck, in a steely early role as single-minded young Lily Powers, sexually exploited from a young age and determined both to turn the tables on men, and to use her feminine charms to create a better life for herself. Inspired by some words from Nietzsche she hops a train to New York with Chico (Theresa Harris) to embark on a career as a ruthless seductress. In the big city, she starts sleeping her way to the top of a bank run by a notorious playboy (George Brent).” Pamela Hutchinson.

Dir. Alfred E Green | US | 1933 | cert. tbc | 1h 11m

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When you buy a ticket for Pre-code Hollywood: Baby Face (12A) or any other movie in the Pre-Code season, you will get 50% off a ticket for the screening of a‘ A Free Soul’. 

To claim the offer, both films must be booked at the same time and this offer can only be claimed over the phone via our Box Office on 01324 506850 or in person at The Hippodrome Bo'ness. (Not available for online bookings.  Offer must be claimed at the same time as booking the other title/s).  

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