Baby Face

Synopsis: A young woman, sexually exploited all her life, decides to turn the tables and exploit the hapless men at a big city bank - by gleefully sleeping her way to the top.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): Alfred E. Green
Production: MGM
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
71 min

Hi, son. You go home and tell Mom

I'll be home in a few minutes.

- Now, let's go up.

- All right.

Come on, fellas.

All right, Eddie. I'll give you

the 50 cents when I change the buck.

Sixty dames.

Come on, Nick, what do you say?

Come on, Nick, what do you say?

Hello, boys.

Hello. How's the old woman?

Glad to see you.

- Come on in, Joe.

- Glad to be here.

Yeah, sure. Have a good one.

- What did you do that for?

- Why, I'll give it to you.

- Hey, Cliff.

- Well, what are you gonna have?

- Beer, and hurry it up.

- Right. Come on with that beer.

Hey, where's Lily?

Oh, I'll find her. Oh, Lily.

Where is she?

- Where'd she go?

- I don't know.

Now look what you went and done.

You're fired.

- You lazy, thieving little son of a...

- Hey.

- Easy with the whip.

- You keep out of this.

- Go on, get out of my house.

- lf Chico goes, I go.

- What?

- You heard me.

Don't you talk to me that way.

I'm your father!

- That's my tough luck.

- Listen...

Now get this.

If I stay here, Chico stays too.

Take some beer out to the boys,

will you, Lily?

Clean that up, Chico.

- Here's Lily!

- Lily, how are you?

- Hello, Lily.

- Thattagirl.

What's your hurry?

- Some beer here, Lily.

- Ain't that funny?

- Come here, sweetheart.

- Oh, lay off, you big ape.

Over here, honey. Give me a bottle

of that stuff, will you? I missed you.

- Yeah?

- Put a head on this, will you?

A couple of glasses.

Here's looking, Lily.

How's things, baby?

Let's me and you take a little walk

over by the quarry, huh?

Come on in, Cragg.

- Hey, cobbler, when do I get my shoes?

- When you pay for them.

- What do you say, do we take a walk?

- I can hardly wait.

- Hello, Mr. Cragg.

- Sit down.

- Beer?

- Yeah.

You ain't been in lately.

I don't care for the crowd here.


They're pretty mangy.

How long are you going to stand it?

Why don't you get out

before it is too late?

- Where would I go?

- Out into the world.

You could make something of yourself.

You have power.

Yeah. I'm a ball of fire, I am.

You don't realize your potentialities.

Come again?

Did you read that book I gave you?

Oh, I tried to, but I didn't

understand it very good.

It's by Nietzsche,

the greatest philosopher of all time.

Yeah. Well, I never did

get much good out of books.

You are a fool.

You could learn a lot

from that book.

But if you are content to stay here

like a dumb animal... this miserable life,

then I wash my hands from you.

- Gee, Mr. Cragg, you ain't sore, are you?

- Here.

- For the beer.

- Oh, no, I couldn't take it. Not from you.

No, no. I accept no favors.

Oh, don't be like that.

You ain't like a customer.

- Come in again tomorrow?

- Well...

...we'll see.

- Did he pay you for it?

- Yeah, but I gave it back to him.

- Say, what do you think we're running here?

- It looks to me like a zoo.

Four. Four and a quarter.

Four-fifty, 4.75, 5.00.

Another cup of coffee, honey?


Well, Ed, I'm glad to see you.

Come on in.

- It's hot tonight.

- Yeah, yeah.

Just make yourself comfortable, Ed.

- Good night, Nick.

- Good night, boys.

- Good night, Joe.

- See you tomorrow.

Yeah, come back tomorrow.

I wanna talk to you.

You fixed it with the big fella, didn't you?

They ain't gonna make no trouble?

Yeah, that ain't what I

wanna talk to you about.

He's a big politician, ain't he?

He's a big something,

and it ain't a politician.

Honey, you makes me tickle.

Chico, go downstairs

and watch the still while I'm out.

Come on, hurry up! Get a move on you.

Come on, old-timer, come on.

- You and I are gonna take a walk.

- What's the matter?

Come on. Up.

What's the matter?

- What's the matter?

- That's all right. Come on.

- How are you, Lily?

- I was great up till now.

I don't often get to see you alone.

Oh, excuse me. My hand shakes so

when I'm around you.

You haul your freight out of here.

- What, you getting particular?

- Maybe I am.

- Did you ever take a good look at yourself?

- Yeah, you're exclusive, you are.

The sweetheart of the night shift.

Come on, you're wasting my time.

Everybody knows about you.


Well, you ain't going to.

- Ed. What's the matter?

- No more protection for you.

I'll see that the police

close up your joint.


What did you do to him, huh?

Are you crazy?

Ed Sipple's kept my place open. Now he's

going to the police, he's gonna close me up.

You done it! You never was any good.

Pulling a thing like this,

I ought to kill you.

- What's stopping you?

- I should've thrown you out years ago...

...instead of raising you the way I did!

- Yeah, the way you did.

- You're just like your mother!

- She was lucky to get away from you.

Was she? Look what happened to her.

She's better dead than

living with a thing like you.

- And I'm getting out too.

- You little tramp, you!

Yeah, I'm a tramp, and who's to blame?

My father. A swell start you gave me.

Ever since I was 14, what's it been?

Nothing but men! Dirty, rotten men!

And you're lower than any of them!

I'll hate you as long as I live!

Mr. Powers, there's something

wrong with the still.

It's smoking something awful.

Can I do something for you, honey?

Your father's in there!

Poor Mr. Powers. What a terrible death.

- Nick Powers?

- Yes.

Well, that's that.

I never go to funerals.

A relic of barbarism.

So now what?

Well, the future looks very bright.

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Gene Markey

Eugene Willford "Gene" Markey (December 11, 1895 – May 1, 1980) was an American author, producer, screenwriter, and highly decorated naval officer. more…

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