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The Baby (1973)

PG  |   |  Horror, Thriller  |  March 1973 (USA)
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A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Ann Gentry
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Mrs. Wadsworth
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Germaine Wadsworth
Susanne Zenor ...
Alba Wadsworth (as Suzanne Zenor)
Tod Andrews ...
Doctor
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Dennis
Beatrice Manley ...
Judith (as Beatrice Manley Blau)
Erin O'Reilly ...
Babysitter
Don Mallon
Joseph Bernard
Virginia Vincent
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Baby (as David Manzy)
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A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. The problem is, the baby is twenty-one years old. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Jaula sin techo  »

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This was Tod Andrews's final film before his death on November 7, 1972 at the age of 57. He died seven months before the film's release. See more »

Quotes

Ann Gentry: What about the family income?
Mrs. Wadsworth: Just what the county gives us for Baby.
Ann Gentry: Your daughters, are they employed?
Mrs. Wadsworth: Are my daughters... no, they help out the best they can, but it doesn't come to too much. Alba gives tennis lessons in the afternoon and Jermaine...
Germaine Wadsworth: Once in a while I do a TV commercial.
Mrs. Wadsworth: Sometimes I don't know how we make ends meet, but we always seem to manage.
Ann Gentry: Isn't there any money from your husband's pension? Or his social security?
Mrs. Wadsworth: Why no, how could there be?
Germaine Wadsworth: [laughs] She thinks he's dead...
Mrs. Wadsworth: [...]
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Morbid, perverse and fascinating

This is a bizarre piece of southern gothic. It's a movie full of bright primary colors and very over-the-top performances. I can't really figure out what it's really about but it's fascinating, morbid, perverse and has one of the most shocking twists at the end of it.


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