Barbara Stanwyck, Baby Face
In the wonderful 1933 pre-code movie Baby Face, Barbara Stanwyck portrays Lily Powers, a woman who had been sexually exploited all of her life. When she decides to take her rightful place in the proverbial driver’s seat, she climbs the ladder to success, using the men’s sins against them.
It’s a very good movie and a MUST see for fans of Barbara Stanwyck – she’s absolutely wonderful in the role. The film also stars George Brent, Theresa Harris, Margaret Lindsay, Donald Cook, and a very young John Wayne.