BABY FACE
1933, Warner Bros., 70 min, USA, Dir: Alfred E. Green

“She climbed the ladder of success - wrong by wrong!” Barbara Stanwyck stars as Lily “Baby Face” Powers, a tough woman of unusual beauty who learned how to handle herself around tough men while working as a barmaid in her father's factory-town saloon. When her father dies, Baby Face takes her maid and moves to New York, where she marries young office boy John Wayne - the first in a series of husbands and lovers as she sleeps her way to the top of a banking empire, leaving behind a trail of broken hearts in her headstrong quest for fame and fortune. Originally withdrawn from distribution following protests by theater owners and local censorship boards over the film's sexual innuendo.


A THOUSAND AND ONE NIGHTS
1945, Sony Repertory, 93 min, USA, Dir: Alfred E. Green

Cornel Wilde plays Aladdin in this gleeful riff on the "Arabian Nights" tale, and Phil Silvers is his wisecracking sidekick. When Aladdin finds his legendary magic lamp, he summons genie Babs (Evelyn Keyes) to help him with his love life. Unfortunately, Babs has designs of her own on Aladdin and decides to do everything in her power to thwart him on his romantic quest.


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