12 user 11 critic

Baby Love (1968)

R | | Drama | September 1968 (UK)
Libidinous 15 year old English schoolgirl Lucy finds her single mother dead. They never had a good relationship, but this still unbalances her. She moves in with the family of her mother's old friend. She hates him and seduces his wife.



(novel), (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A man having marital problems with his shrewish wife picks up a young, pretty and pregnant hitchhiker. Before he knows it, he's in over his head and mixed up in violence and murder.

Director: Alastair Reid
Stars: Peter Finch, Shelley Winters, Colin Blakely
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Three middle-aged distinguished gentlemen are searching for some excitement in their boring bourgeois lives and get in contact with one of Count Dracula's servants, Lord Courtley. In a ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Sasdy
Stars: Christopher Lee, Geoffrey Keen, Gwen Watford
Trauma (1976)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A paranoid writer (Kier) is unable to get started on his second novel. He hires a secretary (Hayden), and then his troubles really begin.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Udo Kier, Linda Hayden, Fiona Richmond
Born Innocent (TV Movie 1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A constant runaway is given over to the care of the state and finds herself in a remand centre for girls. She is soon caught between the uncaring bureaucracy, the sometimes brutal treatment... See full summary »

Director: Donald Wrye
Stars: Linda Blair, Joanna Miles, Allyn Ann McLerie
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Angyali üdvözlet, aka "The Annunciation", is a surreal account of the history of humanity as portrayed entirely by children between the ages of 8 and 12... See full synopsis »

Director: András Jeles
Stars: Péter Bocsor, Júlia Mérö, Eszter Gyalog
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  

A soldier returning from World War II gets mixed up in a series of murders and mistaken identies regarding a cigarette lighter than affects all electric power.

Director: James Kenelm Clarke
Stars: Fiona Richmond, Robin Askwith, Anthony Steel
Baby Love (1983)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Director: Dan Wolman
Stars: Yftach Katzur, Zachi Noy, Jonathan Sagall
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fourteen year old Julien is in love with his cousin, Julia.

Director: David Hamilton
Stars: Thierry Tevini, Anja Schüte, Valérie Dumas
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Director: José Antonio de la Loma
Stars: Linda Hayden, John Justin, Simón Andreu
To Be Twenty (1978)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Lia and Tina are two beautiful girls who meet and realize that they have a lot in common. They are both young, beautiful and pissed off, so they decide to hitchhike their way to Rome to ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Di Leo
Stars: Gloria Guida, Lilli Carati, Ray Lovelock
Old Drac (1974)
Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

A faulty blood transfusion turns Dracula's wife black.

Director: Clive Donner
Stars: David Niven, Teresa Graves, Peter Bayliss
Baby Love (1979)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

Baby Love is a stepdaughter of an queen of the castle of Balsorano.The queen wants to sell Baby Love during the auction to the highest bidder.There are four bidders:a Chinese,an American,a ... See full summary »

Director: Rino Di Silvestro
Stars: Paola Maiolini, Violette Lafont, Oliver Kris


Cast overview, first billed only:
Liz, Luci's Mother
Troy Dante ...
The Lover
Ann Lynn ...
Amy Quayle (as Anne Lynn)
Sheila Steafel ...
Tessa Pearson
Dick Emery ...
Harry Pearson
Keith Barron ...
Doctor Robert Quayle
Lewis Wilson ...
Derek Lamden ...
Nick Quayle
Patience Collier ...
Mrs. Carmichael
Terence Brady ...
Man in Shop
Marianne Stone ...
Christine Pryor ...
Shop Girl
Shop Girl
Man in Cinema


Poor Luci, she is a 15 year old English schoolgirl about to embark on a promising career as the high-school mattress when she comes home one day from school to find her Mum as dead as a door knob in the tub. You see her Mum has cut her wrists after a long unrewarding career as the town mattress. Fortunately for Luci, her Mum's childhood friend is now a very successful upper-middle class doctor who has decided to take Luci home to his family (on a trial basis). Luci's new family (The Quayles) has a few issues. The father's libedo is on the wane and he has a stick permanently stuck up his butt. The mother was "convent schooled" and misses the good old days of snuggling up with a pretty young girl. The son is an amateur peeper without the libedo problem but also with a stick up his butt. Luci arrives in the midst of all this with her one suitcase, a bit unbalanced from her mother's recent suicide, and does everything she can to fit in with her new family - more or less. There isn't a ... Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Would YOU give a home to a girl like Luci? See more »




R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:





Release Date:

September 1968 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Amor Perigoso  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)


See  »

Did You Know?


Another actor was first cast as Harry but dropped out. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Luci in the earth without diamonds
29 November 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Most of the films about "Swinging London' celebrated the joys and colors of the time. "Baby Love", while it was made during the heyday of "Swinging London", deals with the story of an adolescent girl called Luci, and London serves just a background for Luci and the other characters around her. The characters and their environment are portrayed with a documentary feel - they are shown in a realistic way.

Luci, one day, on returning home, finds her mother dead. A great shock! For Luci there are not many choices. Her future looms black. But her mother, before killing herself, had sent a letter to a doctor who in the past had been her lover, and where she asks him to take care of her daughter Luci. The doctor is now a married man with wife, son and maid

  • in short, a well-off family.

The doctor brings Luci (Linda Hayden, who was only 15 at the time) to his home. At first she seems just a bewildered, shy girl, but it won't take long till they discover other sides of Luci's personality.

Luci needs love and protection, and for her, love and sex are not very apart. She is manipulative (but not consciously so), yet she acts by instinct - she's a bundle of contradictions, a very complex character. She'll use her powers of seduction on all members of the family, everything is turned upside down and masks fall.

In some ways, "Baby Love" reminded me of "Teorema" by Pasolini, but while "Teorema" is a mystical-political parable, "Baby Love" has her feet on the ground.

The creativity linked to reality, the freedom of the camera, Luci's sensuality/sexuality (there are even some bits of nudity), the nonjudgemental way of showing the characters, make "Baby Love" a very interesting film. It's a pity though that (as far as I know) the only available copies have soft (a bit washed out) colors. Anyway the film is very watchable. Well worth checking out.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Baby Love (1968) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: