Baby doll

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Tennessee Williams' 27 Wagons Full of Cotton was the basis for this steamy sex seriocomedy. Karl Malden stars as the doltish owner of a Southern cotton gin. He is married to luscious teenager Carroll Baker, who steadfastly refuses to sleep with her husband until she reaches the age of 20. Her nickname is "Baby Doll", a cognomen she does her best to live up to by lying in a crib-like bed and sucking her thumb. Enter crafty Sicilian Eli Wallach (who, like supporting actor Rip Torn, makes his film debut herein), who covets both Malden's wife and business. Malden's jealously sets fire to Wallach's business, compelling Wallach to try to claim Baby Doll as "compensation." Heavily admonished for its supposed filthiness in 1956 (it was condemned by the Legion of Decency, which did more harm to the Legion than to the film), Baby Doll seems a model of decorum today--so much so that it is regularly shown on the straight-laced American Movie Classics cable service. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
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Grouped Work ID 1792018c-d8b9-c6d9-f58d-c42f822343dd
Grouping Title baby doll
Grouping Author warner bros
Grouping Category movie
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auth_author2 Baker, Carroll, 1931-, Kazan, Elia., Malden, Karl., Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014., Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
author2-role Baker, Carroll,1931-, Kazan, Elia., Malden, Karl., Wallach, Eli,1915-2014., Warner Bros., Warner Home Video (Firm), Williams, Tennessee,1911-1983.
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display_description Cotton-mill owner Archie Meighan, married to nineteen-year-old "Baby Doll", looks forward to the day his wife turns twenty and will finally allow him to sleep with her. But he has competition in the form of sly business competitor Silva Vacarro, who covets both Archie's cotton mill AND his young and beautiful wife.
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publishDate 2006
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subject_facet Adaptation -- Feature, DVD, Drama, Feature films, Film adaptations, French language materials, Marriage -- Drama, Middle-aged men -- Drama, Spanish language materials, Teenage girls -- Drama, Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama, Video recordings, Video recordings for the hearing impaired
title_display Baby doll
title_full Baby doll [videorecording (DVD)] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; story and screen play by Tennessee Williams ; directed by Elia Kazan
title_short Baby doll
topic_facet Marriage, Middle-aged men, Teenage girls, Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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