Good news for anyone in the New York City area: this month the Film Forum is dedicating itself to showing 42 films of the magnificent Barbara Stanwyck. This includes a lot of her pre-Code work, like a double feature of The Miracle Woman and The Bitter Tea of General Yen on the 6th and a double feature of Night Nurse and Baby Face on the 8th. Also on the 6th and 8th are opportunities to meet Victoria Wilson, the author of Steel-True, A Life of Barbara Stanwyck, 1907 to 1940.

I won’t be going (stupid opposite side of the country), but if you do and get a chance to hang with Ms. Wilson, leave me a comment and let me know how it went!


Danny is a writer who lives with his lovely wife, adorable children, and geriatric yet yappy dog. He blogs at, a website dedicated to Hollywood films from 1930 to 1934, and can be found on Twitter @PreCodeDotCom.


Brittaney · December 4, 2013 at 9:05 am

I can’t tell you how much I wish I was in New York right now. Stanwyck is one of my very favorites.

    Danny · December 4, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Tell me about it. Those are some sweet movies, and I’ve heard that the prints are usually great. 🙁

Brittaney · December 4, 2013 at 10:52 am

I’ve made it a goal to watch all of her movies and have made it through quite a few. But there is nothing like seeing them on the big screen.

Joel · December 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Pssst, It’s The BITTER Tea of General Yen.

    Danny · December 5, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Well, shit, that would have been a completely different movie. 😀 Thanks for pointing it out!

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