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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 »

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W. Merle Connell

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Richard S. McMahan (original story)
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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »

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Blessed Are They See more »

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Screen Classics (II) See more »
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(recut) | (DVD) | (Something Weird Video) | (Something Weird Video)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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

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I Vote for the Public Awareness Angle
24 March 2008 | by Lang JrSee all my reviews

Are the producers championing a noble cause to create public awareness for artificial insemination, or are they simply abusing the medical angle to display non-relevant T&A? The answer is "B". Test Tube Babies is about a young couple who can't have kids and explore scientific methods for fertilization. Rather dull in the first and last thirds of the film, but the Swingers Party is awesome, providing tips for even the jaded MTV generation. And for those in the process of preparing an otherwise dull medical presentation, this film will demonstrate how the addition of gratuitous nudity, strip-teases, and cat-fighting will keep your audience tuned-in. A young Timothy Farrell (pre-Umberto Scalli) appears as the doctor.


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