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Rosemary's Baby (1968)

Approved | | Drama, Horror | 12 June 1968 (USA)
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A young couple moves in to an apartment only to be surrounded by peculiar neighbors and occurrences. When the wife becomes mysteriously pregnant, paranoia over the safety of her unborn child begins to control her life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Rosemary Woodhouse
... Guy Woodhouse
... Minnie Castevet
... Roman Castevet
... Hutch
... Dr. Sapirstein
... Terry (as Angela Dorian)
... Laura-Louise
... Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook)
... Elise Dunstan
... Dr. Hill
Hanna Hertelendy ... Grace Cardiff (as Hanna Landy)
... Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
... Diego
... Mrs. Gilmore
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Storyline

Desirous of starting a family, the young Catholic housewife, Rosemary Woodhouse, and her struggling actor husband, Guy, move into the Bramford, New York's iconic building which brims with unpleasant stories of obscure dwellers and ghastly occurrences. Before long, the young couple is befriended by their elderly and somehow eccentric next-door neighbours, Roman and Minnie Castevet--and shortly after--Rosemary unexpectedly gets pregnant. However, little by little, as the inexperienced mother becomes systematically cut off from her circle and friends, alarming hints of a well-planned and sinister conspiracy will begin to emerge, enfolding Rosemary in a shroud of suspicion and mental agony. In the end, why is everyone so conveniently eager to help; furthermore, why is Guy allowing it? Written by Nick Riganas

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Drama | Horror

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12 June 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El bebé de Rosemary  »

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$2,300,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$33,395,426, 31 December 1969
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The original cut ran over four hours. Roman Polanski couldn't decide what to cut so he let editor Sam O'Steen decide. Sam would later direct the sequel Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976). See more »

Goofs

When Rosemary comes home and makes her first complaint of her pregnancy pain to Guy she goes to sit on the sofa and a Scrabble game board is seen on the coffee table. When Hutch comes to visit a few scenes later, several days have passed in the plot and the Scrabble board is still in the exact same place even though Rosemary and Guy played a game of Scrabble in between these two scenes. See more »

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Rosemary Woodhouse: Unspeakable... unspeakable!
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Referenced in Birth (2004) See more »

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Für Elise
by Ludwig van Beethoven
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Flawless Horror Masterpiece
4 September 2007 | by See all my reviews

Rosemary, in Mia Farrow's performance, is so immediately recognizable that everything that happens to her, happens to us. Her explanation to Dr Hill (Charles Grodin) about the absurdity she's at the center of, is so brilliantly written that she becomes more than just one of us, she becomes us in all the depth of our unspoken fears. To see this film in 2007 is really amazing. Perfection! And that for our benefit. Polanski is not one of those directors who concocts camera tricks to feed his own ego. Everything is at the service of the story. John Cassavettes is a scarily convincing weakling with an ambition bigger than his talent. Ruth Gordon got, what I, in my modest opinion, consider one of the most deserving Oscars in the history of the Oscars. Her performance is beyond superb. Okay, I'm running out of superlatives but let me finish with one more...Roman Polanski is the greatest.


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