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The Baby Maker (1970)

 -  Drama  -  11 June 1971 (Denmark)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
Phyllis Coates ...
Tish's Mother
Madge Kennedy ...
Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill ...
Toy Store 'Killer'
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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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Un bebĂ© para mi esposa  »

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Desperate For A Child
27 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

People didn't want to THINK about this movie at the time it first came out. The idea that a childless couple, so desperate to have a baby, would have the husband meet a young surrogate at a hotel room to "make a baby" while the wife sits nervously at home, looking at the clock, anticipating his return home. That was too much for people. It was titillating and had a sleaziness to it.

Sex can do a lot of things. Barbara Hershey was very good in her part and started to have "feelings" for the husband (this often happens after sex). She has a boyfriend (Scott Glenn), whom she catches in bed with another woman, which sends her over the edge.

I don't remember the end, but I used to have this on tape. I wouldn't mind seeing it again.


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