Why Be Good? Sexuality & Censorship in Early Cinema
Ladies They Talk AboutHoward Bretherton & William Keighley, 1933
It also examines the scandals (onscreen and off) that led to strict enforcement of the notorious Production Code starting in 1935. Narrated by actress Diane Lane, the film was executive produced by Hugh Hefner. (70 mins., video)
One of the great “women in prison” films of the “pre-Code” era, Ladies They Talk About stars Barbara Stanwyck as a woman jailed after taking part in a bank robbery who plots her revenge from behind bars. Its risqué dialogue and racy scenes of inmate fighting are in keeping with the daring of the best “pre-Code” films. (35mm, 69 mins.)
Second film begins at 8:30 PM.
Admission$7 students (tickets required)