Written by Norman Houston and Gladys Lehman
Cast includes Barbara Stanwyck, Sam Hardy, William Janney, and Louis Natheaux
USA, 1929, B&W, Columbia Pictures, 35mm, 60 min. 

Professor Charles Ramirez-Berg will join us for a special introduction to the works of Barbara Stanwyck and a group discussion afterward.

It took Hollywood a while to figure out what to do with the raw talent and vitality of Barbara Stanwyck. Naturally, she was run through the usual mill a few times. Here she plays a bad, bad woman with loose morals and a gleam in her eye. To say that Stanwyck outclasses her material is an understatement, but take the understatement where you can, because you won’t find much of it in this garish film. A fascinating early talkie and portrait of another era and, above all, a must for all fans of Stanwyck.

Tuesday, August 6, 7:30 PM
AFS at The Marchesa
(6226 Middle Fiskville Rd - Click here for directions)

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