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Aug 7, 2020

Prepare for Pre-Code shenanigans galore! In our Warner Bros. 1933 Studios Year-By-Year episode, the socialist studio shows us capitalism at its nastiest and sexiest. In Baby Face and Employees' Entrance, Barbara Stanwyck and Warren William, respectively, “crush” and “smash” in the name of surviving and triumphing in the capitalist system, and make it a lot of fun to watch—that is, when William isn't attacking passed-out women. We learn that Dave has no compassion for either bank or department store executives and marvel at Stanwyck's way with a beer bottle and a would-be molester's head. You don't want to miss this one.


Time Codes:

0h 01m 00s:       Baby Face [dir. Alfred E. Green]

0h 46m 50s:       Employees’ Entrance [dir. Roy del Ruth]


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