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Director:
Writers:
Ira Levin (novel)
Roman Polanski (screenplay)
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Release Date:
12 June 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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)
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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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Color (Technicolor)
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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:
In a scene where Rosemary is getting her blood drawn, Rosemary tells the doctor that she just saw the off- Broadway show "The Fantasticks." In that play, the parental figures arrange a "rape" of the ingénue (meaning, in this case, "abduction," from the Latin "rapere," rather than sexual assault), by a dark devilish character (named El Gallo), so a young man can save her, hoping that the young girl fall in love with the young man and marry him.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: During the dinner scene at the Castevets' apartment, Minnie hands Guy a slice of cake with her right hand while licking icing off her left index finger; in the next shot her left hand is offering Guy the cake.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "NCIS: Murder 2.0 (#6.6)" (2008)See more »
Soundtrack:
Für EliseSee more »

FAQ

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38 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
A Veneer Of Normalcy, 25 November 2007
Author: Lechuguilla from Dallas, Texas

It starts off like one of those 1950's Doris Day movies. Young, idealistic Rosemary (Mia Farrow) and new hubby Guy (John Cassavetes) move into a Manhattan apartment building called the "Bramford". Throughout most of the film we, as viewers, see and hear what innocent Rosemary sees and hears. There's a veneer of normalcy at the Bramford that belies what's really going on, behind our backs. It's the script's POV, therefore, that makes this film so chilling.

At the Bramford, which has quite a colorful history, you can hear through the walls. And, as Rosemary and we viewers soon find out, strange people lurk in other parts of the building. The strangest of all are Roman and Minnie Castevet (Sidney Blackmer and Ruth Gordon), superficially cordial, but a bit too inquisitive. Roman is retired. His wife, Minnie, wears tons of makeup and pawnshop jewelry, and gushes with praise for herbal cures, especially something called tannis-root. And Minnie's friend Laura-Louise (Patsy Kelly) wears thick glasses that make her eyes seem to bulge, and she talks with a strangely deep voice.

"Rosemary's Baby" is one of the great thrillers of all time. Given the underlying subject matter, can you imagine how this film must have come across to viewers in 1968? The strength of the film is the script, which through its plot and dialogue implies and suggests. Not until near the end do we, like Rosemary, find out the presumed truth. Suspense increases toward the end as Rosemary ventures into the inner sanctum of the Bramford.

The film's acting is great, and reinforces the strong script. I particularly liked Ruth Gordon, with her delightfully eccentric behavior and mannerisms. Production design and especially costumes are lavish and colorful. Clothes and hairstyles, as you would expect, are very 1960ish. Visual effects are minimal, and are used to enhance the story, not be the story.

Given the film's POV, the story is rather subjective. Its interpretation is based on Rosemary's perceptions, images, and fears. One could explain that Rosemary suffers from delusions. Or, alternately, one could explain that what happens is real. It's all in the interpretation. Either way, it's a great movie. It holds up well, forty years later, a tribute to its writer and director, Roman Polanski.

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