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Ira Levin (novel)
Roman Polanski (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 June 1968 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Pray for Rosemary's Baby
Plot:
A young couple move into a new 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 controlling her life. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 11 wins & 9 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Mia Farrow ... Rosemary Woodhouse

John Cassavetes ... Guy Woodhouse

Ruth Gordon ... Minnie Castevet

Sidney Blackmer ... Roman Castevet

Maurice Evans ... Hutch

Ralph Bellamy ... Dr. Sapirstein

Victoria Vetri ... Terry (as Angela Dorian)

Patsy Kelly ... Laura-Louise

Elisha Cook Jr. ... Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook)

Emmaline Henry ... Elise Dunstan

Charles Grodin ... Dr. Hill
Hanna Landy ... Grace Cardiff

Phil Leeds ... Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
D'Urville Martin ... Diego

Hope Summers ... Mrs. Gilmore

Marianne Gordon ... Rosemary's Girl Friend

Wende Wagner ... Rosemary's Girl Friend (as Wendy Wagner)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toby Adler ... Lady on Yacht (uncredited)
Bill Baldwin ... Salesman (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Mr. Wees (uncredited)
Roy Barcroft ... Sun-Browned Man (uncredited)
Charlotte Boerner ... Mrs. Fountain (uncredited)
Gail Bonney ... Babysitter (voice) (uncredited)
Yvonne Bouvier ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ... Claudia Comfort (uncredited)
Lynn Brinker ... Sister Veronica (uncredited)
Sebastian Brook ... Argyron Stavropoulos (uncredited)

William Castle ... Man by Pay Phone (uncredited)
Florence Clayton ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Gordon Connell ... Allen Stone - Guy's Agent (uncredited)
Patricia Ann Conway ... Mrs. John F. Kennedy (uncredited)
Pearl S. Cooper ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Roger Creed ... Mason (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)

Tony Curtis ... Donald Baumgart (voice) (uncredited)
Joyce Davis ... Dee Bertillon (uncredited)
Paul Denton ... Skipper (uncredited)
Charles Drubin ... Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Duke Fishman ... Man (uncredited)
Janet Garland ... Nurse (uncredited)
Michel Gomez ... Pedro (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ... Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Ann Graeff ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
John Halloran ... Mechanic (uncredited)
Ernest Harada ... Young Japanese Man (uncredited)
Marilyn Harvey ... Dr. Sapirstein's Receptionist (uncredited)
Jean Inness ... Sister Agnes (uncredited)
Al Jepson ... Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Ray Johnson ... Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Irene Kelly ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Jack Knight ... Investigating patrolman (uncredited)
Mona Knox ... Mrs. Byron (uncredited)
Michael Larrain ... Ted Wendell (uncredited)
Louise Lawson ... Portia Haynes (uncredited)
Craig Littler ... Jimmy (uncredited)
Kenneth Luber ... Man at Party (uncredited)
Lorna Luce ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Donna Mantoan ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Natalie Masters ... Young Woman (uncredited)
Elmer Modling ... Young Man (uncredited)
Floyd Mutrux ... Man at Party (uncredited)
Geoffrey Norman ... Mike (uncredited)

Patricia O'Neal ... Mrs. Wees (uncredited)
Robert Osterloh ... Mr. Fountain (uncredited)
Josh Peine ... Man at Party (uncredited)
Gale Peters ... Rain Morgan (uncredited)
Benito Prezia ... Renato (uncredited)
Jack Ramage ... Patron (uncredited)
Joan T. Reilly ... Pregnant Woman (uncredited)

George R. Robertson ... Lou Comfort (uncredited)
William Roderick ... Scott (uncredited)
George Savalas ... Workman (uncredited)
Almira Sessions ... Mrs. Sabatini (uncredited)
Naga Seversen ... Woman at Party (uncredited)
Michael Shillo ... Pope (uncredited)
Bruno Sidar ... Mr. Gilmore (uncredited)
Tom Signorelli ... Man at the Party (uncredited)
Michael Stark ... Man at Party (uncredited)
Cathy Steele ... Lady on Yacht (uncredited)
Al Szathmary ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ... Devil (uncredited)
Viki Vigen ... Lisa (uncredited)
Eleanore Vogel ... Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Max Wagner ... Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Robert Whaley ... Uncle Mike (uncredited)
Frank White ... Hugh Dunstan (uncredited)
Adele Wynn ... Carole Wendell (uncredited)

Directed by
Roman Polanski 
 
Writing credits
Ira Levin (novel)

Roman Polanski (screenplay)

Produced by
William Castle .... producer
Dona Holloway .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Krzysztof Komeda  (as Christopher Komeda)
 
Cinematography by
William A. Fraker (director of photography) (as William Fraker)
 
Film Editing by
Sam O'Steen 
Bob Wyman 
 
Production Design by
Richard Sylbert 
 
Art Direction by
Joel Schiller 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Nelson 
 
Costume Design by
Anthea Sylbert 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair styles creator: Miss Farrow
Vidal Sassoon .... hair styles creator: Miss Farrow
Allan Snyder .... makeup artist
Sherry Wilson .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
William Davidson .... unit production manager (as William C. Davidson)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Daniel McCauley .... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Gene Marum .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Paolo Rocco Innamorato .... first assistant art director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
 
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
 
Stunts
Roger Creed .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Birtles .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael P. Joyce .... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby .... special still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Hawk Koch .... dialogue coach (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Luanna S. Poole .... script continuity
Robert Evans .... developer (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
Stephen Frankfurt .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
136 min
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Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:M | Brazil:14 | Canada:18A | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:U | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | India:A | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Netherlands:16 | Norway:16 (original rating) | Norway:15 (re-rating) | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 (DVD rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:18 (video rating) (1987) (2001) | USA:R | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21674) (Suggested for Mature Audiences) | USA:R (re-rating) | West Germany:16 (f)

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Trivia:
The movie's poster was as #21 of "The 25 Best Movie Posters Ever" by Premiere.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Obvious wig on Rosemary during the rape.See more »
Quotes:
[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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70 out of 87 people found the following review useful.
A Landmark Horror film, 1 November 2002
Author: haristas from USA

"Rosemary's Baby" is one of the best horror films ever made. This isn't because it's going to scare the pants off you with a series of sensational jolts. This isn't the shallow, gimmicky kind of horror movie we mostly get these days, and it isn't the traditional old-fashioned horror film of an earlier era. This is a movie that came out during a period of transition in Hollywood. The old production codes were breaking down and films could suddenly be more true to life in the way they showed how people really lived, acted and talked. 1968s "Rosemary's Baby" is a more sophisticated, less elegant thriller of the kind that Alfred Hitchcock patented, but it displays much more class and intelligence than the horror movies that would come out in its wake. Popular '70s films such as "The Exorcist" and "The Omen" are the prodigy of "Rosemary's Baby," but offer far less nuance and much greater vulgarity. What we get here is a more naturalistic depiction of modern life, but without the crassness that would soon explode into American cinema.

Most of the credit for what makes "Rosemary's Baby" such a successful film goes to Roman Polanski. Polanski is a master at conveying to an audience not just a sense of the uncanny but a vivid depiction of it. His earlier films like "Knife in the Water," "Repulsion" and "Dance of the Vampires," display the talents that would come to such a controlled mastery in "Rosemary's Baby."

Polanski very faithfully adapts Ira Levin's novel to the screen so that the viewer is, just as the reader was, free to interpret the eerie events of the story as either reality or a depiction of an isolated woman's decent into madness. At the same time the picture can be taken as a black joke on the human male's fears of the changes a woman goes through during pregnancy, both physically and emotionally. But Polanski seems most interested in presenting a normal world, in this case Manhattan in the mid 1960s, and then through subtle cinematic techniques get an audience to actually believe that the hysterical, fantastic ravings of the heroine could be true. It is this tour de force exercise in suspension of disbelief that makes the film a classic. The horror films that have come since have had to ratchet up the shock effects in order to thrill more desensitized audiences, but this deliberately paced film reminds us of how much better it is to leave things to the imagination of the viewer. That is where films really come alive and remain so.

The Paramount DVD presents an excellent print of the movie that looks as if it were shot yesterday, along with extras that include new interviews with Polanski, executive producer Bob Evans and production designer Richard Sylbert, and a featurette from the time of the film's original release that really works as a good time capsule.

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