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The Baby -- One of the most disturbing movies in Hollywood history: Anjanette Comer stars as an L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth;her two buxom daughters;and son "Baby," a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib;eats in a high-chair;crawls;and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment and sexual obsession are all of these women hiding?
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March 1973 (USA) See more »
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A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths... See more » | Full synopsis »
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This is the creepiest and most disturbing thing i ever saw in my life. See more (57 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Anjanette Comer ... Ann Gentry

Ruth Roman ... Mrs. Wadsworth

Marianna Hill ... Germaine Wadsworth
Susanne Zenor ... Alba Wadsworth (as Suzanne Zenor)
Tod Andrews ... Doctor

Michael Pataki ... Dennis
Beatrice Manley ... Judith (as Beatrice Manley Blau)
Erin O'Reilly ... Babysitter
Don Mallon
Joseph Bernard
Virginia Vincent

David Mooney ... Baby (as David Manzy)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ted Post ... Dart player at birthday party (uncredited)

Directed by
Ted Post 
Writing credits
Abe Polsky (written by)

Produced by
Elliott Feinman .... executive producer
Ralph Hirsch .... executive producer
Abe Polsky .... producer
Milton Polsky .... producer
Original Music by
Gerald Fried 
Cinematography by
Michael D. Margulies (director of photography) (as Michael Margulies)
Film Editing by
Bob Crawford Sr. 
Dick Wormell 
Makeup Department
Byrd Holland .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jesse Corallo .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jesse Corallo .... assistant director
Art Department
Charles Chicetti .... props
Michael Devine .... set director
Stanley Dyrector .... painter: nursery paintings
Sound Department
Richard Greer .... sound effects
Robert L. Harman .... sound mixer (as Robert Harman)
William Markee .... boom man
Camera and Electrical Department
Christopher Lynch .... gaffer
Dixon Wimpy .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Shirley Brewton .... wardrobe
Frances Dennis .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Brad Blake .... assistant editor
Andrew London .... assistant editor
Music Department
John Caper Jr. .... music cutter (as John Caper)
Gerald Fried .... conductor
Other crew
Hazel W. Hall .... script supervisor (as Hazel Hall)
Crew believed to be complete

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84 min | Australia:89 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Norway:(Banned) (1973-2003) (cinema release) | UK:X | USA:PG

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Director Cameo: [Ted Post]Dart player at birthday party.See more »
Ann Gentry:Mrs. Wadsworth, if I could convince you that Baby is capable of growth and development, you wouldn't stand in his way, would you?
Mrs. Wadsworth:Of course not, what mother would?
Ann Gentry:Well then I think you should consider putting Baby into a special clinic for the retarded.
Mrs. Wadsworth:Clinic? You mean like a hospital?
Ann Gentry:Oh no, not like a hospital. It's a day clinic, more like a school, where Baby could be with other people like himself, it's really the best way, maybe the only way.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
This is the creepiest and most disturbing thing i ever saw in my life., 10 August 2009
Author: atinder from United Kingdom

The first time I saw this movie, My jaw it hit the floor. The baby is one of the most out of this world movie i have EVER seen, it's just , while you are watching this you will being saying what the hell am i watching!

It a must see as it so bloody crazy!

This movie not about a small baby that goes on killing people (it nothing like it's Alive)

The baby is 21 year old man, who sleep in big cot, overprotected Mother and Dauggter won't let anyone get very friendly with baby, when they walk in on The babysitter breast feeding the baby, The sister attack the babysitter.

Soon Ann Gentry social worker who is hired to provide service for the Wadsworth family soon her and family in have few arguments, which go though out the movie.

I not going tell you anymore but there is shocking twist at the end of this movie that you will never Guss and never forget.

Acting is great 10/10

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