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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 »
User Reviews:
Reassuring to fine it's every bit as good as its staunchest champions would have you believe See more (403 total) »

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:
This was Roman Polanski's first American film. His first American film was going to be Downhill Racer (1969), but Robert Evans of Paramount decided that "Rosemary's Baby" would be more suited to Polanski.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Rosemary comes home and makes her first complaint of her pregnancy pain to Guy she goes to sit on the sofa and a Scrabble game board is seen on the coffee table. When Hutch comes to visit a few scenes later, several days have passed in the plot and the Scrabble board is still in the exact same place even though Rosemary and Guy played a game of Scrabble in between these two scenes.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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FAQ

What is 'Rosemary's Baby' about?
How can a struggling actor afford a huge apartment like that?
Did the Church of Satan leader Anton LaVey play the devil?
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133 out of 161 people found the following review useful.
Reassuring to fine it's every bit as good as its staunchest champions would have you believe, 21 April 2001
Author: Spleen from Canberra, Australia

Why aren't the horror directors of today as careful with their scripts as Polanski was? Not that this is really horror. Horror as we know it came into being with the slasher flicks of the late 1970s and early 1980s; "Rosemary's Baby" is rather the kind of thing that the term "dark fantasy" was coined to describe, by people of taste who noticed that the word "horror" promised audiences something distinctly unpleasant and nasty.

The film's construction is marvellous. Things start slow - one beat, so to speak, to a bar - and gradually pick up speed so that by the end we are nervously tapping out semiquavers with our feet. Polanski also understands the gentle art of hint-dropping. Many events are filed away as tiny puzzles to be solved later, and they ARE solved later; others we don't attach any particular significance to at the time Polanski invites us to re-interpret in retrospect, AND chooses the right moment to let us do so. And then, at the end, AFTER we've worked everything out, he presents us with a surprise - a delightful, gratuitous twist which nothing had prepared us for, which we couldn't have guessed, yet which doesn't cancel out the story as we'd understood it. (Alas, many people know what this surprise is in advance. I, for one. Yet this foreknowledge did nothing to spoil my enjoyment: a sure sign of superb construction.)

All in all, a film that tempts you to rank it with the best ever made - which is more, but not much more, than it deserves - simply because it's perfect. Everything went right. Rosemary is a wonderfully sympathetic heroine, powerless without being passive, largely ignorant of what's going on around her without being at all stupid, and Mia Farrow makes you care deeply about her. The cinematography is pellucid; the art direction is subtly right; there's also a fine, odd yet tuneful, musical score. I can't believe I waited so long to see this.

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