RARA-AVIS: Re: The Peddler by Richard Prather

From: Richard Moore ( moorich@aol.com)
Date: 21 Dec 2006

One of Stanwyck's "victims" in "Baby Face" was John Wayne, playing a gullible bank clerk.

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, "mmiano3" <mark.miano@...> wrote:
> Charles wrote:
> >"It's a commonplace to lament the degraded state of
> >popular culture and to complain about increasing vulgarity,
> >sexualization and so forth -- but based on at least some of the
> >evidence I've seen, in some ways people are more uptight today
> >they were fifty years ago.
> I agree - especially after reading this review in the NY Times's
> a new DVD box set called "TCM Archives - Forbidden Hollywood
> Collection, Vol 1."
> "Before Hollywood began serious enforcement of the puritanical
> Production Code in 1934, the studios were astonishingly free to
> adult themes in adult terms. This two-disc box revives a much-
> series started back in the days of VHS with three exemplary pre-
> pictures, including both the pre- and post-censorship versions of
> Alfred E. Green's jaw-dropping "Baby Face" of 1933, starring
> Stanwyck as a mill-town tramp who sleeps her way to the top at a
> Manhattan bank. The cut version is a shocker in itself; the
> uncensored version, discovered in the archives of the Library of
> Congress, is even more cynical and deliciously sordid."
> Based on that review by Dave Kehr, I ordered the set as a gift for
> uncle.
> Mark

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