2 FILMS FOR 1 ADMISSION

Previously Played

  • BABY FACE The Uncensored Version
    3:30 6:50 9:50
    NIGHT NURSE
    5:20 8:20

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BABY FACE and NIGHT NURSE

BABY FACE

The Uncensored Version

(1933, Alfred E. Green) “She had IT and made IT pay!” The Citizen Kane of Pre-Code movies, as Barbara turns tricks out of her dad’s dreary Erie, Pa. speakeasy, then sleeps her way up the corporate ladder. Print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 71 min. 35mm.
3:30*, 6:50, 9:50
*3:30 show preceded by special presentation

 

“The cut version is a shocker in itself; the uncensored version is even more cynical and deliciously sordid.”
– Dave Kehr

"So sordid that even in the pre-Code era it was rejected by state censors and significantly altered before its release… The effort was futile, since trying to clean up Baby Face is like trying to sweep up the sand on a beach."
–  Imogen Sara Smith, Moving Image Source

BABY FACE and NIGHT NURSE

NIGHT NURSE

(1931, William Wellman) Stanwyck and Joan Blondell, in both nurse’s uniform and lingerie, breezily battle bootleggers, drunken mothers, corrupt doctors, and menacing chauffeur Clark Gable.  Print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 72 min. 35mm.
5:20, 8:20

“Pre-Code with a vengeance.”
– William K. Everson

"Undressing scenes, drinking, adultery, explicitly depicted crimes, vigilante justice, cruelty to children, suggestive dialogue–it's all there, along with Clark Gable socking Stanwyck on the jaw, and Stanwyck in her underwear hopping into roommate Joan Blondell's bed. Where the Capra films are cooked slowly, layered with strange flavors, transcendent scenes, and embarrassing flaws, flicks like Night Nurse are like wheat cakes flipped hot off the griddle."
–  Imogen Sara Smith, Moving Image Source

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