Baby doll

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Publisher:
Warner Home Video,
Pub. Date:
2006.
Language:
English
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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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auth_author2Baker, Carroll, 1931-
Kazan, Elia.
Malden, Karl.
Wallach, Eli, 1915-2014.
Williams, Tennessee, 1911-1983.
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Kazan, Elia.
Malden, Karl.
Wallach, Eli,1915-2014.
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Warner Home Video (Firm)
Williams, Tennessee,1911-1983.
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Drama
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French language materials
Marriage -- Drama
Middle-aged men -- Drama
Spanish language materials
Teenage girls -- Drama
Triangles (Interpersonal relations) -- Drama
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title_displayBaby doll
title_fullBaby doll [videorecording (DVD)] / Warner Bros. Pictures presents ; story and screen play by Tennessee Williams ; directed by Elia Kazan
title_shortBaby doll
topic_facetMarriage
Middle-aged men
Teenage girls
Triangles (Interpersonal relations)
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