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Test Tube Babies (1948)

A happily-married couple having no luck with starting their family finally 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 Bennett (as Dorothy Dube)
William Thomason William Thomason ... George Bennett
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Dr. Wright
John Michael John Michael ... Frank
Margaret Roach ... Mother (as Peggy Roach)
Stacey Alexander Stacey Alexander ... Don Williams
Georgie Barton Georgie Barton ... Betty Williams
Mary Lou Reckow Mary Lou Reckow ... Dolores La Fleur
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 having no luck with starting their family finally discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered to be quite scandalous. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HOW WOULD YOU SOLVE THE PROBLEM OF NOT BEING ABLE TO FULFILL YOUR MARITAL OBLIGATIONS? (original poster - all caps) See more »

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Drama

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Trivia

The actresses Margaret Roach and Dorothy Duke who play the role of mother and daughter were about the same age. See more »

Quotes

George: Isn't there a treatment I can take?
Dr. Wright: No, Mr. Bennett. According to this report, your sperm is completely inactive. Or to put it bluntly, dead.
George: Oh; I see.
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Alternate Versions

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

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Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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"You need to pull yourself together and have a cigarette."
30 July 2012 | by wbswetnamSee all my reviews

Test Tube Babies is a late 1940s exploitation flick about a boring couple who are unable to conceive. In spite of their wholesomeness they have a wild party at their house with lecherous men, silly drunks, and strippers! The couple seek a doctor's advice on their options for having a child.

This movie is hilarious for its unintended humor. In one scene the couple are in the doctor's office, and after being told that her husband is sterile and cannot father a child for her, the wife misunderstands the doctor and thinks that he is offering to do the deed! The scene with the wild stag party is unforgettable, especially the cat fight featuring two women wrestling around on the floor clawing at each other's clothes. My favorite scene has to be the one where the doctor comes out to speak to the nervous husband and advises him, "Pull yourself together and have a cigarette", then asks the husband to go buy some smokes for him, too! My how times have changed.

One star for the terrible wooden acting, one star for the cat fight and one star for hilarious medical advice = 3 stars from me.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 June 1950 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Blessed Are They See more »

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Production Co:

Screen Classics (II) See more »
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Technical Specs

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(recut) | (DVD) | (Something Weird Video) | (Kino Lorber Blu-ray)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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