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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

R | | Drama, Horror | 12 June 1968 (USA)
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A young couple move into an apartment, only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.



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Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry (as Angela Dorian)
Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook)
Dr. Hill
Hanna Hertelendy ...
Grace Cardiff (as Hanna Landy)
Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
D'Urville Martin ...


Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in an opulent but gothic building in Manhattan. Their landlord Edward "Hutch" Hutchins attempts to dissuade them from doing so: the building has an unsavory history. They discover that their neighbors are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a great deal of time with them. Strange things begin to happen: a young woman Rosemary meets in the laundry commits suicide, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbors have special plans for her child. Written by Goth <brooks@odie.ee.wits.ac.za>

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Pray for Rosemary's Baby


Drama | Horror


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Release Date:

12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bebé de Rosemary  »

Box Office


$2,300,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mia Farrow said in a recent interview that the actor playing the Devil, Clay Tanner, was completely naked during the rape scene, dressed up in demonic makeup with vertical contact lenses. She said Clay Tanner spent hours grinding on top of her as they were shooting the rape scene. After they were done he got up, shook Mia's hand in a very cordial and businessman type way and said "Miss Farrow, it was a pleasure working with you". Mia shook his hand back and said "thank you. He was a very lovely man", she said. Clay Tanner is an actor and an extra who has appeared in a lot of movies, most notably The Outlaw Josie Wales and Lady Sings the Blues. This, of course, dispells the urban legend that Anton LeVay, founder of the Church of Satan, served as a technical advisor on the film and performed the rape scene himself, dressed in Devil make-up. See more »


Mr. Nicklas, the building superintendent, refers to the large piece of furniture blocking the closet as a "secretary", but it is in fact a "highboy" dresser. A "secretary" is a secretary desk and is much different in design than the "highboy" dresser shown in the film. See more »


Rosemary Woodhouse: Tannis, anyone?
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Referenced in End Roll (2012) See more »


Composed by Krzysztof Komeda
Sung by Mia Farrow
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User Reviews

Truly Creepy and Demonic
11 June 2000 | by (Hell, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is definitely one of the best horror films ever made. The conspiracy that Rosemary goes throughout the film is truly creepy. What makes it so scary is that she goes trusting her husband and 'friends' without any idea of what really is happening to her. The rape scene is horrifying, very intense and at its best for the horror genre. "Rosemary's Baby" is a great horror film, there are no posessions, no gore, but the film is intense in content. It has power to make the audience nervous, tense and very scared. -********** A perfect 10.

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