- Baby Doll
name = Baby Doll
imdb_id = 0048973
Karl Malden Carroll Baker Eli Wallach Mildred Dunnock
Elia Kazan Tennessee Williams
December 18, 1956
runtime = 114 min
country = USA
language = English
"Baby Doll" is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi
cotton ginowner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. It stars Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallachand Mildred Dunnock. [ [http://movies.yahoo.com/movie/1802837449/cast Baby Doll (1956) - Cast and Credits] , Yahoo! Movies.] This was Wallach's feature film debut.
The screenplay was written by
Tennessee Williamsand was based on his one act play " 27 Wagons Full of Cotton". It was directed by Elia Kazan.
"Baby Doll" won the Golden Globe award for Best Director (Elia Kazan). It was also nominated for four other Golden Globe awards, four Academy awards and one British Academy award. [ [http://movies.nytimes.com/movie/3571/Baby-Doll/awards Baby Doll (1956) Awards] , "
The New York Times".]
While the costume design was not nominated, the film is credited with both the name and originating the popularity of the
babydoll nightgown, which derives from the costume worn by Baker's character.
Catholic Legion of Decencysucceeded in having the film withdrawn from release in most U.S. theaters because of their objections over its sexual themes. The movie was banned in many countries like Sweden, due to its allegedly exaggerated sexual content. The film was also condemned by "Time", which called it the "dirtiest American-made motion picture that had ever been legally exhibited". [ [http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,808872,00.html "New Picture"] , "Time", December 24, 1956. Accessed 29 June 2008.] Ironically, "Time" is now a sister company to Warner Bros., under the Time Warner umbrella.
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* [http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/carrollbakerbabydoll/ Carroll Baker Baby Doll Fan Club]
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