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  • Actors Barbara Stanwyck and Theresa Harris sit at a dining room table.
  • Actors Barbara Stanwyck and Theresa Harris stand and smile at each other, both dressed in fine clothes with fur stoles.


2:30*   6:20*

Wednesday, January 22

*Plus Pre-Code presentation by Bruce Goldstein

(1933, Alfred E. Green) Barbara Stanwyck turns tricks out of her dad’s dreary Erie speakeasy, then hops a freight train for NYC, where she sleeps her way up the corporate ladder, as African American best friend Theresa Harris observes approvingly. One of the raciest movies of the early 30s was made even racier with the discovery of a longer, uncensored “Pre-Release” version, which had its NYC premiere in 2005 at Film Forum. Before and after the movie, Film Forum Repertory Director Bruce Goldstein will show how it was sanitized for mass consumption. 35mm print courtesy Library of Congress. Approx. 71 min.

Film Forum