SPOTLIGHT: Sizzling Pre-Code Stanwyck (III)

Welcome to a new Film Friday and the continuation of our spotlight series on the Pre-Code work of Barbara Stanwyck (1907-1990), one of Hollywood’s most respected leading ladies. Known for her snarky and cigarette-filled performances, many of Stanwyck’s Pre-Code films have become notorious for their delightful disinterest in adhering to the provisions of the 1930 Production Code. Surprisingly, we’d only covered one Stanwyck film here before, Night Nurse (1931). So far in this series we’ve featured Ladies Of Leisure (1930) and Illicit (1931). Today…


Ten Cents A Dance (1931)


A taxi dancer with a jealous husband finds herself falling for a wealthy client. Starring Barbara Stanwyck, Ricardo Cortez, Monroe Owsley, and Sally Blane. Written by Jo Swerling. Continuity by Dorothy Howell. Directed by Lionel Barrymore.


For the Stanwyck junkies only; everyone else should stay tuned for the brighter and better films to come!

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