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Baby Doll (18-Dec-1956)

Director: Elia Kazan

Writer: Tennessee Williams

Music Composed by: Kenyon Hopkins

Keywords: Dark Comedy

Set on a crumbling plantation, Archie Lee's marriage to Baby Doll may not be consummated until her 20th birthday. But she finds Archie repulsive, and a neighbor, Silva Vacarro, is determined to seduce her before then. The film is merely suggestive yet it is highly erotic. Received Oscar nominations for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Adaptation, and Best Cinematography. Francis Cardinal Spellman denounced it as "revolting... immoral and corrupting... evil in concept."

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Carroll Baker
28-May-1931   Baby Doll
Lonny Chapman
1-Oct-1920 12-Oct-2007 American character actor
Mildred Dunnock
25-Jan-1901 5-Jul-1991 Death of a Salesman
Karl Malden
22-Mar-1912 1-Jul-2009 Streets of San Francisco
Eli Wallach
7-Dec-1915   The Magnificent Seven


Karl Malden   ...   Archie Lee Meighan
Carroll Baker   ...   Baby Doll
Eli Wallach   ...   Silva Vacarro
Mildred Dunnock   ...   Aunt Rose
Lonny Chapman   ...   Rock
Eades Hogue   ...   Town Marshal
Noah Williamson   ...   Deputy


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