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The Baby Maker (1970)

R | | Drama | 11 June 1971 (Denmark)
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Tish Gray
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Suzanne (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Sam Groom ...
Jay Wilcox
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Tad Jacks
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Charlotte
Lili Valenty ...
Mrs. Culnick
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Wanda
Jeff Siggins ...
Dexter
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Tish's Mother
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Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill ...
Toy Store 'Killer'
Paul Linke ...
Sam
Bobby Pickett ...
Dr. Sims (as Bob Pickett)
Samuel Francis ...
The Single Wing Turquoise Bird (as Sam Francis)
Alan Keesling ...
The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
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Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and developing a relationship with them for the entire pregnancy complicates the simple arrangement. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The beauty of creating life. The freedom to give it away... See more »

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11 June 1971 (Denmark)  »

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Un bebé para mi esposa  »

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Directorial debut of James Bridges. See more »

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Remade as Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986) See more »

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What Do Ya Do?
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Tylwyth Kymry)
Sung by Ole Blue
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Perfectly captures the spirit of '60s youth.
7 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

An excellent, if greatly underrated film. Philosophical author Thaddeus Golas, who lived with a hippie commune for several years in San Francisco in the '60s and 70s, pointed out that The Baby Maker wonderfully captured the spirit of youth in the '60s, far better than Hollywood caricatures like The Trip or Easy Rider. This is true, of course. This film is about the clash of worlds and paradigms. Like most films of the 1970s, it's true themes are hidden under layers, and the title gives few clues as to what the story is truly pointing at. Worth a viewing!


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