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The Baby (1973)

PG | | Horror, Thriller | March 1973 (USA)
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A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.

Director:

Ted Post

Writer:

Abe Polsky
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Anjanette Comer ... Ann Gentry
Ruth Roman ... Mrs. Wadsworth
Marianna Hill ... Germaine Wadsworth
Susanne Zenor ... Alba Wadsworth (as Suzanne Zenor)
Tod Andrews ... Doctor
Michael Pataki ... Dennis
Beatrice Manley Beatrice Manley ... Judith (as Beatrice Manley Blau)
Erin O'Reilly ... Babysitter
Don Mallon Don Mallon
Joseph Bernard Joseph Bernard ... Mr. Foley
Virginia Vincent
David Mooney ... Baby (as David Manzy)
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Storyline

A social worker who recently lost her husband investigates the strange Wadsworth family. The Wadsworths might not seem too unusual to hear about them at first - consisting of the mother, two grown daughters and the diaper-clad, bottle-sucking baby. The problem is, the baby is twenty-one years old. Written by Brian J. Wright <tyrannorabbit@hotmail.com>

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Horror | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

March 1973 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jaula sin techo See more »

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Production Co:

Quintet Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

David Mooney observed children with special needs in special schools to research his role as Baby. See more »

Quotes

Ann Gentry: When was the last time Baby was examined by a psychologist? Psychological tests to determine his mental range and physical reactions?
Germaine Wadsworth: He had all those tests when he was a baby.
Ann Gentry: But he must've had more tests since then.
Germaine Wadsworth: No, there didn't seem to be any reason for it. Why?
Ann Gentry: Nothing in particular, just a thought.
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Referenced in Manbaby (2020) See more »

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Morbid, perverse and fascinating
30 July 1999 | by ackySee all my reviews

This is a bizarre piece of southern gothic. It's a movie full of bright primary colors and very over-the-top performances. I can't really figure out what it's really about but it's fascinating, morbid, perverse and has one of the most shocking twists at the end of it.


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