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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?


There was a popular belief that Alfred Hitchcock was originally offered the chance to direct this movie. This has been deemed false. The director was never approached. See more »


At the funeral, one of the limousines is a 1968 though the movie is set in 1966. See more »


[First lines]
Guy Woodhouse: Are you a doctor?
Guy Woodhouse: Yes. Yes.
Rosemary Woodhouse: He's an actor.
Mr. Nicklas: Oh,an actor. We're very popular with actors. Have I, uh, seen you in anything?
Guy Woodhouse: Well,let's see, I-I did "Hamlet" a while back, didn't I, Liz? And then we did "The, uh, The Sandpiper" and then...
Rosemary Woodhouse: He's joking. He was in "Luther" and "Nobody Loves an Albatross" and a lot of television plays and commercials.
Mr. Nicklas: Well, that's where the money is, isn't it? Commercials.
Guy Woodhouse: And the artistic thrills, too!
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Flawless Horror Masterpiece
4 September 2007 | by (Locarno, Switzerland) – See all my reviews

Rosemary, in Mia Farrow's performance, is so immediately recognizable that everything that happens to her, happens to us. Her explanation to Dr Hill (Charles Grodin) about the absurdity she's at the center of, is so brilliantly written that she becomes more than just one of us, she becomes us in all the depth of our unspoken fears. To see this film in 2007 is really amazing. Perfection! And that for our benefit. Polanski is not one of those directors who concocts camera tricks to feed his own ego. Everything is at the service of the story. John Cassavettes is a scarily convincing weakling with an ambition bigger than his talent. Ruth Gordon got, what I, in my modest opinion, consider one of the most deserving Oscars in the history of the Oscars. Her performance is beyond superb. Okay, I'm running out of superlatives but let me finish with one more...Roman Polanski is the greatest.

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