Baby Face vs. Cool It, Carol!

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on 11/15/2011

I guess these are both about a woman using her body to get ahead, but then realizing it wasn't the best path. The difference is that Barbara Stanwyck takes the cold-blooded approach, leaving a path of death and rejection in her wake. She chews men up and spits them out. The girl in Cool It, Carol! remains faithful to her idiot boyfriend, who basically becomes her pimp. I guess Baby Face is actually more progressive than Cool It, Carol!. Anyway, this is kind of a tough matchup... The only real weakness Baby Face has is its blandly moral ending. Which Cool It, Carol! has as well, though not at all as melodramatic. Yeah, I'll give it to Cool It, Carol!.