Film Series: Baby Face (Ladies of Pre-Code)

July 30, 2014 @ 10:00 pm – July 31, 2014 @ 12:30 am
Community Room
520 Vine Street
Scranton, PA 18510
(570) 348-3000, x3008

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Albright Memorial Library will be presenting the 1933 Pre-Code classic Baby Face, starring Barbara Stanwyck, as part of the “Ladies of Pre-Code” film series on Wednesday, July 30th at 6 PM.

Baby Face tells the story of Lilly, a small town girl who moves to New York and sleep her way to the top of a powerful bank–floor by floor.  Heavily censored upon its release in 1933, a complete copy of the pre-release film (thought to have been lost forever) was found in the archives of Library of Congress in 2004 and was added to the National Film Registry in 2005.

Following Baby Face, the hour-long documentary Thou Shalt Not: Sex, Sin and Censorship in Pre-Code Hollywood will be screened.  In Thou Shalt Not, various film historians, film makers, and cultural commentators discuss the cultural, political, economic and religious reasons for what is known as the pre-code era of Hollywood movie making in the early 1930s.  The documentary also includes scenes from the 4 upcoming films in the “Ladies of Pre-Code” film series.

All films will be shown in the Community Room (basement of Lackawanna County Childrens Library).

For more information, please contact Bill at (570) 348-3000, x3008 or email

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