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Baby Doll


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  Baby Doll Review
Tookey's Rating
6 /10
 
Average Rating
7.50 /10
 
Starring
Carroll Baker , Karl Malden , Eli Wallach
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Directed by: Elia Kazan
Written by: Tennessee Williams , from his play 27 Wagonloads of Cotton

 
 
 
Released: 1956
   
Genre: DRAMA
BLACK COMEDY
ROMANCE
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 114
 
 


 
A steamy situation develops between a child-bride (Carroll Baker), her thick husband (Karl Malden) and a male admirer (Eli Wallach).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Gripping southern drama with more than a hint of black comedy. Cleverly written, directed and acted for maximum sexual tension, it got itself condemned by America's Legion of Decency and thererfore became a big hit. It's proof that one generation's near-pornography is the next's innocent amusement. Boris Kaufman's photography won an Oscar nomination, and Wallach and Torn made their big-screen debuts.


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