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The Baby Maker (1970)

R | | Drama | 6 June 1971 (UK)
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She... See full summary »

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James Bridges

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James Bridges
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Tish Gray
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Suzanne (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Sam Groom ... Jay Wilcox
Scott Glenn ... Tad Jacks
Jeannie Berlin ... Charlotte
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Mrs. Culnick
Helena Kallianiotes ... Wanda
Jeff Siggins ... Dexter
Phyllis Coates ... Tish's Mother
Madge Kennedy ... Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ... Toy Store 'Killer'
Paul Linke ... Sam
Bobby Pickett Bobby Pickett ... Dr. Sims (as Bob Pickett)
Samuel Francis Samuel Francis ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird (as Sam Francis)
Alan Keesling Alan Keesling ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
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Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to have children. She accepts but finds that knowing the parents, and developing a relationship with them for the entire pregnancy complicates the simple arrangement. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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6 June 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un bebé para mi esposa See more »

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Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Directorial debut of James Bridges. See more »

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Remade as Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986) See more »

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People Come People Go
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Tylwyth Kymry)
Sung by Ole Blue
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Desperate For A Child
27 May 2007 | by nnepreviloSee all my reviews

People didn't want to THINK about this movie at the time it first came out. The idea that a childless couple, so desperate to have a baby, would have the husband meet a young surrogate at a hotel room to "make a baby" while the wife sits nervously at home, looking at the clock, anticipating his return home. That was too much for people. It was titillating and had a sleaziness to it.

Sex can do a lot of things. Barbara Hershey was very good in her part and started to have "feelings" for the husband (this often happens after sex). She has a boyfriend (Scott Glenn), whom she catches in bed with another woman, which sends her over the edge.

I don't remember the end, but I used to have this on tape. I wouldn't mind seeing it again.


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