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The Babysitter -- Ready to sentence a motorcycle gang for murder, a judge stops short of his verdict when he's blackmailed with an affair he had with his child's teenage babysitter.

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James E. McLarty (screenplay)
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Release Date:
September 1969 (USA) See more »
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She came to sit with baby... and ended up with Daddy!
Plot:
An Assistant District Attorney is about to prosecute members of a motorcycle gang for murder when he gets blackmailed because of an affair with a teenage babysitter. | Add synopsis »
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A brutally honest look at moral relativism See more (13 total) »

Cast

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Patricia Wymer ... Candy Wilson
George E. Carey ... George Maxwell
Anne Bellamy ... Edith Maxwell
Kathy Williams ... Julie Freeman

Robert Tessier ... Laurence Mackey
Ken Hooker ... Raymond Willas
Ted C. Frank ... Kyle Mackey
James E. McLarty ... Inkie
Sheri Jackson ... Joan Maxwell
Ruth Noonan ... Doris Winkler
Warren Rose ... Ben Fredericks
Doris Rose ... Aggie Fredericks
Charlie Messenger ... Frank Harrington (as Charles Messanger)
Mary Messenger ... Lena Harrington
Paul Wilmoth ... Richard
Devon Blaine ... First Dancer
Karin Longacre ... Second Dancer
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Directed by
Don Henderson 
 
Writing credits
James E. McLarty (screenplay)

George E. Carey (original story) &
Don Henderson (original story)

Produced by
George E. Carey .... producer
 
Original Music by
The Food 
Robert O. Ragland 
 
Cinematography by
Stanton Fox (director of photography) (as Stanton R. Fox)
 
Film Editing by
Don Henderson 
 
Makeup Department
Munkrast .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lord Douglas .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ken Carlson .... production sound
Charles Henderson .... sound assistant
 
Camera and Electrical Department
George Mcdonald .... still photographer
Paul Wilmoth .... lighting gaffer (as Paul Wilmuth)
 
Music Department
Robert O. Ragland .... conductor
Sid Wayne .... lyrics
 
Transportation Department
George Andrews .... unit driver (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Blair Brooks .... script supervisor
Carolyn Link .... production assistant
Steve Smith .... title design
 

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USA:75 min
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UK:X (cut) | USA:R

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George Maxwell:Have you looked at the baby?
Edith Maxwell:I not only have looked at the baby, I fed the baby, burbed the baby, powdered the baby, changed the baby and sung the baby to sleep, and have instructed Ms. Wilson to feed, burb, powder, change and look in on the baby.
George Maxwell:I just asked a simple question, I didn't need a whole defense summary.
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A brutally honest look at moral relativism, 6 January 2012
Author: Chris Haskell (cwhaskell@gmail.com) from United States

I'm sitting here stunned after watching The Babysitter. This movie addresses nearly every controversial topic of morality: Adultery to begin with, but the list only begins there with everything from blindly loving a murderer, blackmail, under age trolling by an older married man, sexual assault, etc. etc. The fact that it covers the gamut of human indecencies isn't really what bothers me though, it's the matter- of-fact way that in which they are portrayed. I know, I know, it's just drive-in pulp, but it never allows the audience to be comfortable.

There is a fair amount of soft-core sex in here, but it's not shot as passion, rather confused characters continuing to make bad decisions one after the other. The whole - having troubles at home? don't work em out, have an affair with a young chick who can promise you the moon - mentality is such an immature way of viewing an affair, and that's exactly what bothered me about this film. I think that it was written, produced, distributed, and moderately successful because this is a fantasy for people that they are not allowed to talk about openly.

American Beauty, for example, is a beautiful film for many reasons, but mostly because you get to watch the protagonist struggle with his attraction. Not here, as Grandpa dives right in and loves him some young lovin.

OK, so this is the wrong venue to get philosophical, but I just had to mention it because this film, more than a lot of the other drive-in trashy movies, dealt with issues of betrayal and hurt in a very raw, unfiltered way, and I am left to consider what it is I'm looking for in movies, and, as someone who is trying to write scripts, what it is people in general are looking for.

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