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Test Tube Babies (1948)

A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, ... See full summary »

Director:

W. Merle Connell

Writer:

Richard S. McMahan (original story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Duke Dorothy Duke ... Cathy (as Dorothy Dube)
William Thomason William Thomason ... George
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Dr. Wright
John Michael John Michael ... Frank
Margaret Roach ... Mother (as Peggy Roach)
Stacey Alexander Stacey Alexander ... Don
Georgie Barton Georgie Barton ... Betty
Mary Lou Reckow Mary Lou Reckow ... Dolores
Bebe Berto Bebe Berto ... Jerry
Guy Gordon Guy Gordon ... Phil
Helen Cogan Helen Cogan ... Grace (as Helene Cogan)
Gine Franklin Gine Franklin ... Ralph
Zona Siggins Zona Siggins ... Nurse
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A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered a scandalous choice. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HE LOVED HIS WIFE BUT COULDN'T GIVE HER THE ONE THING SHE DESIRED MOST! (original poster-all caps) See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Blessed Are They See more »

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Screen Classics (II) See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Reissued in 1967, with new footage, and re-titled, The Pill. See more »

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A Hilarious Movie
25 November 2007 | by rnc55See all my reviews

Test Tube Babies may be as bad as Plan 9, but it is also just as funny. It features a sickeningly wholesome couple whose friends are all drunks, lechers and strippers. Likewise, the scenes in the doctor's office come straight out of the kind of cautionary films they used to show in high school 'health' class, but the party scenes are vintage soft-core porn filler. It's like two different movies crashed into each other, and Test Tube Babies is the wreckage they left behind.

The actors are nearly as good as the barely-animated characters in the Clutch Cargo cartoons, except for the drunk. His humor is intentional, and some of it actually works. And the girl-fight is sensational! Especially the yells the women let out as they roll around on the floor. I'm just trying to figure out where to place this on my list of ten greatest bad movies of all time.


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