Baby Doll


Baby Doll

Infobox_Film
name = Baby Doll


imdb_id = 0048973
writer = Tennessee Williams
starring = Karl Malden
Carroll Baker
Eli Wallach
Mildred Dunnock
director = Elia Kazan
producer = Elia Kazan
Tennessee Williams
distributor =
released = December 18, 1956
runtime = 114 min
country = USA
language = English
budget =

"Baby Doll" is a 1956 film which tells the story of the childlike bride of a Mississippi cotton gin owner, who becomes the pawn in a battle between her husband and his enemy. It stars Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach and 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 Williams and 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.

The Catholic Legion of Decency succeeded in having the film withdrawn from release in most U.S. theaters because of their objections over its sexual themes.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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External links

*imdb title|id=0048973|title=Baby Doll
* [http://movies.groups.yahoo.com/group/carrollbakerbabydoll/ Carroll Baker Baby Doll Fan Club]


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