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Baby Face (1933) (Uncut!) & Night Nurse (1931): Stanwyck before the Code -- Wow!

We'll meet at the theater, on the balcony landing, around 7:10 PM.


The Stanford Theatre does not accept credit cards, so come prepared with $7 cash for your ticket.

And now, on with the show!

Baby Face (1933) Starts: 7:30 PM, Ends: ~8:40 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, John Wayne
Director: Alfred E. Green
Plot: A young woman who's been working at her father's speakeasy as bartender and part-time hooker ever since he pimped her out at 14, decides to take advantage of a timely accident, and leave Erie, PA for the big city. There, she plans to get revenge on her father -- and the entire male sex -- by sleeping her way to the top of the corporate ladder, which she does in spades! If you've ever wondered what "pre-Code" meant, do not miss this one!  (The Stanford has confirmed that they will be showing the restored, uncut pre-Code version, NOT the cleaned up post-Code one!)

Then stick around for more pre-Code Stanwyck naughtiness…

Night Nurse (1931) Starts: 9:00 PM, Ends: ~10:10 PM

Starring: Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell, Ben Lyon, Clark Gable
Director: William A. Wellman
Plot: A newly trained nurse uncovers a sinister plot to murder two, sick children, and enlists the help of a petty crook to help her save them. A spunky thriller from the often overlooked master: William (Wild Bill) Wellman.

If you want to go for coffee/dessert after the program, meet outside the theater, and we'll head over to the Creamery.

Parking & Getting There

Click Here for a Google map to the Stanford Theatre 
221 University Ave, Palo Alto

Parking is easy if you use the surface lots near University Ave., or the garages under City Hall, NOLA/Old Pro, or the parking structures at Bryant near Lytton, or on High, just south of University.


PLEASE:

If you don't connect with us before the movie, look for us in the BALCONY!!

Bring cash to keep things simple.

Arrive on time.

See you there!

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  • Jim

    I enjoyed both films, especially Baby Face, which gave me many laughs as Stanwyck progressively made it up the corporate ladder. Her two characters were refreshingly different from one another.

    March 22, 2014

  • Mary

    I'm sorry I can't make it after all . . . there's a difficulty with my car. :( Sorry for the late notice, and hope to see you all another time.

    March 22, 2014

  • Carolyn H.

    sorry,
    I I won't be able to make it. something came up.

    March 22, 2014

  • Jim

    Ok. I guess I'll just get an extra bucket of popcorn :-)

    March 22, 2014

  • Russ

    Because so few people have signed up for the pre-movie dinner, tonight's planned meal has been canceled. We'll meet at the theater, around 7:10 PM.

    March 22, 2014

    • Jim

      Ok. I'll just get an extra bucket of popcorn :-)

      March 22, 2014

  • Julie H

    Jim and David, I forgot to say anything about dinner before but would like to do that. I should be at Crepevine ~6:30. Look for me if you're there.

    March 22, 2014

    • David L.

      Mary, if you think you can make it for dinner , please join us.

      March 22, 2014

    • David L.

      FYI: This is not an "official" Meetup event, just an informal dinner for anyone who would like to eat before the movie.

      March 22, 2014

  • Carolyn H.

    Since dinner is cancelled, I will meet you at the theater.

    March 22, 2014

  • Mary

    Hello! I'd like to try and join you, but probably won't get there for dinner. I'll see you in the balcony! :)

    March 22, 2014

  • Melodie

    Hi, actually I am going but with my husband to the matintee. I have only seen "Baby Face" once, years ago and never seen Night Nurse, and I thought I'd seen ALL of Stanwyck's movies - she's a favorite of mine!

    March 22, 2014

  • Jim

    dinner and movie

    March 22, 2014

  • Deborah

    I probably won't be able to make it for dinner this time but will see you on the balcony.

    March 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Russ, you make a compelling case for seeing the double bill. Unfortunately, I will only be able to see the double bill on Friday night. I hope you have enough participants without me. Nick

    March 20, 2014

    • Russ

      Enjoy the show. They're worth seeing!

      March 20, 2014

  • Philippe

    Wish I could join you but I'm hiking in Fairfax and going to dinner afterward.

    March 19, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Double booked for that night (seeing Divergent with another group). Bummed as I'd love to see these two at the Stanford as well! Enjoy!

    March 18, 2014

  • David L.

    dinner.

    March 18, 2014

  • Steven

    Alas, I'll be in Santa Cruz on Saturday and must miss this event. I haven't seen "Night Nurse" but "Baby Face" is a terrific pre-code flick.

    1 · March 17, 2014

    • Russ

      Sorry we'll miss you, again. Night Nurse is a good example of the laissez-faire pre-Code attitude with: Barb and Joan in their undies, sleeping in the same bed, and even Gable slugging Stanwyck! They didn't make 'em like that in a few years…!

      March 17, 2014

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