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The Baby (1973)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | March 1973 (USA)
A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

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Alba Wadsworth (as Suzanne Zenor)
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Judith (as Beatrice Manley Blau)
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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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It took about a year for writer Abe Polsky to convince Ted Post to direct the film; Post was reluctant to make the movie because he found the dark premise to be too negative. See more »

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Mr. Foley: Ann, I'm not asking you to drop it, just pull back, compromise.
Ann Gentry: Mr. Foley, this case is full of compromise, and indifference, and criminal negligence, and we're responsible.
Mr. Foley: Ann, you exaggerate. Other workers have put time in on this case and they've come up with no significant results.
Ann Gentry: None of those other workers spent enough time on the case to accomplish anything.
Mr. Foley: That's not true, one did, and...
Ann Gentry: Yes, one did, and just when she was beginning to make progress, she disappeared.
Mr. Foley: People drop out...
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Morbid, perverse and fascinating
30 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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