The Baby

"Excellent"

The Baby Review


Horror at its most bizarre, and PG rated, to boot! The Baby stands as one of the genre's most perverse pictures, a simple tale about a social worker (Anjanette Comer) who becomes obsessed with her new case: a 21-year-old boy being raised as a baby, complete with crib and diapers. No one really thinks to ask mom (Ruth Roman, a Joan Crawford lookalike) if she's hatched some insane abuse plot. Rather, our heroine seemingly falls in love with the overgrown lad, and eventually kidnaps him. The ending is widely heralded as one of the most surprising in cinema history... and while I was sure I had it figured out, even I -- cynical film critic that I am -- nearly fell off the couch.

Recommended.



The Baby

Facts and Figures

Run time: 84 mins

In Theaters: Thursday 1st March 1973

Production compaines: Quintet Productions

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 4 / 5

IMDB: 6.1 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: Ted Post

Starring: as Ann Gentry, as Mrs. Wadsworth, as Germaine Wadsworth, as Alba Wadsworth, David Mooney as Baby Wadsworth, Beatrice Manley as Judith, Tod Andrews as Doctor, Michael Pataki as Dennis

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