Movie Matinee — Baby Face (1933)

Today, thanks to the Internet Archive, I am offering up Baby Face from 1933 featuring the incomparable Barbara Stanwyck in a torrid, pre-code melodrama that IMDB describes as:

A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank – by gleefully seducing her way to the top.

Keep your eyes open for an incredibly young John Wayne playing a bit part as a hapless white collar employee hoping to make time with Stanwyck. Needless to say, this was well before Wayne was a screen icon in his own right so he doesn’t John Wayne his role. Stanwyck is the star, and she leaves The Duke and a slew of other men on the side of the road as she climbs that corporate ladder.

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