Rosemary's Baby ()

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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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Rosemary Woodhouse
Guy Woodhouse
Minnie Castevet
Roman Castevet
Dr. Sapirstein
Terry (as Angela Dorian)
Mr. Nicklas (as Elisha Cook)
Elise Dunstan
Dr. Hill
Grace Cardiff
Dr. Shand (as Philip Leeds)
Mrs. Gilmore
Rosemary's Girl Friend
Rosemary's Girl Friend (as Wendy Wagner)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Toby Adler ...
Lady on Yacht (uncredited)
Dr. Hill's Answering Service (uncredited) (voice)
Salesman (uncredited)
Mr. Wees (uncredited)
Sun-Browned Man (uncredited)
Charlotte Boerner ...
Mrs. Fountain (uncredited)
Babysitter (uncredited) (voice)
Yvonne Bouvier ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Carol Brewster ...
Claudia Comfort (uncredited)
Lynn Brinker ...
Sister Veronica (uncredited)
Sebastian Brook ...
Argyron Stavropoulos (uncredited)
Man by Pay Phone (uncredited)
Florence Clayton ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Gordon Connell ...
Allen Stone - Guy's Agent (uncredited)
Patricia Ann Conway ...
Mrs. John F. Kennedy (uncredited)
Pearl S. Cooper ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Roger Creed ...
Mason (uncredited)
Jane Crowley ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Donald Baumgart (uncredited) (voice)
Joyce Davis ...
Dee Bertillon (uncredited)
Paul Denton ...
Skipper (uncredited)
Charles Drubin ...
Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Painter (uncredited)
Man (uncredited)
Janet Garland ...
Nurse (uncredited)
Pedro (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ...
Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Ann Graeff ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
John Halloran ...
Mechanic (uncredited)
Young Japanese Man (uncredited)
Marilyn Harvey ...
Dr. Sapirstein's Receptionist (uncredited)
Jean Inness ...
Sister Agnes (uncredited)
Al Jepson ...
Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Ray Johnson ...
Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Irene Kelly ...
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Investigating Patrolman (uncredited)
Mrs. Byron (uncredited)
Michael Larrain ...
Ted Wendell (uncredited)
Louise Lawson ...
Portia Haynes (uncredited)
Jimmy (uncredited)
Man at Party (uncredited)
Lorna Luce ...
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Donna Mantoan ...
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Young Woman (uncredited)
Martin Meyers ...
Man at Suicide Scene (uncredited)
Elmer Modlin ...
Young Man (uncredited)
Floyd Mutrux ...
Man at Party (uncredited)
Geoffrey Norman ...
Mike (uncredited)
Mrs. Wees (uncredited)
Mr. Fountain (uncredited)
Man at Party (uncredited)
Gale Peters ...
Rain Morgan (uncredited)
Benito Prezia ...
Renato (uncredited)
Jack Ramage ...
Patron (uncredited)
Joan T. Reilly ...
Pregnant Woman (uncredited)
Lou Comfort (uncredited)
William Roderick ...
Scott (uncredited)
Workman (uncredited)
Mrs. Sabatini (uncredited)
Naga Seversen ...
Woman at Party (uncredited)
Michael Shillo ...
Pope (uncredited)
Bruno Sidar ...
Mr. Gilmore (uncredited)
Tom Signorelli ...
Man at the Party (uncredited)
Michael Stark ...
Man at Party (uncredited)
Cathy Steele ...
Lady on Yacht (uncredited)
Al Szathmary ...
Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Clay Tanner ...
Devil (uncredited)
Viki Vigen ...
Lisa (uncredited)
Eleanore Vogel ...
Woman in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Man in Dream Sequence (uncredited)
Robert Whaley ...
Uncle Mike (uncredited)
Frank White ...
Hugh Dunstan (uncredited)
Adele Wynn ...
Carole Wendell (uncredited)

Directed by

Roman Polanski

Written by

Ira Levin ... (from the novel by)
Roman Polanski ... (written for the screen)

Produced by

William Castle ... producer (produced by)
Dona Holloway ... associate producer

Music by

Krzysztof Komeda ... (as Christopher Komeda)

Cinematography by

William A. Fraker ... director of photography (as William Fraker)

Film Editing by

Sam O'Steen
Bob Wyman

Production Design by

Richard Sylbert

Art Direction by

Joel Schiller

Set Decoration by

George R. Nelson

Costume Design by

Anthea Sylbert

Makeup Department

Sydney Guilaroff ... hair styles creator: Miss Farrow
Vidal Sassoon ... hair styles creator: Miss Farrow
Allan Snyder ... makeup artist
Sherry Wilson ... hair stylist

Production Management

William Davidson ... unit production manager (as William C. Davidson)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Daniel McCauley ... assistant director (as Daniel J. McCauley)
Gene Marum ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Philip Gips ... graphic designer (uncredited)
Clem Hall ... scenic artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

Harold Lewis ... sound recordist

Visual Effects by

Farciot Edouart ... process photography


Roger Creed ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Steve Birtles ... lighting technician (uncredited)
Michael P. Joyce ... camera operator (uncredited)
Robert Willoughby ... special still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

Music Department

Robert Bain ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Jack Hayes ... conductor (uncredited)

Other crew

Hawk Koch ... dialogue coach (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Luanna S. Poole ... script continuity
Rutanya Alda ... stand-in (uncredited) (stand-in/photo-double: Mia Farrow)
Robert Evans ... developer (uncredited)
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer (uncredited)
Stephen Frankfurt ... title designer (uncredited)
Lillian Michelson ... researcher (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

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 somehow eccentric next-door neighbours, Roman and Minnie Castevet, and, shortly after, Rosemary gets pregnant. However, little by little--as the inexperienced mother becomes systematically cut off from her circle and friends--alarming hints of a sinister and well-planned conspiracy 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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Taglines It's not what you're expecting. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Rosemaries Baby (Germany)
  • La llavor del diable (Spain, Catalan title)
  • La semilla del diablo (Spain)
  • El bebé de Rosemary (Colombia)
  • Rozmari kudikis (Lithuania)
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  • 137 min
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Budget $2,300,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia According to Mia Farrow, the scenes where Rosemary walks in front of traffic were spontaneous and genuine. Roman Polanski is reported to have told her that "nobody will hit a pregnant woman." The scene was successfully shot with Farrow walking into real traffic and Polanski following, operating the hand-held camera since he was the only one willing to do it. See more »
Goofs Rosemary didn't close the closet door all the way before fetching the knife because towels and linens were blocking it, but the door is completely closed when she returns. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Scream Greats, Vol. 2: Satanism and Witchcraft (1986). See more »
Soundtracks Lullaby See more »
Quotes Minnie Castevet: He chose you, honey! From all the women in the world to be the mother of his only living son!
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