An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, 70s fashions and 'sick love'. The result remains one of the most disturbing movies in Hollywood history: Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (former '50s starlet Ruth Roman of Strangers On a Train fame), her two buxom daughters, and son 'Baby', a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment - and sexual obsession - are all of these women hiding? Marianna Hill (The Godfather Part II) and Michael Pataki (Grave of the Vampire) co-star in this psychotic stunner from director Ted Post (Magnum Force, Beneath the Planet of the Apes), now fully restored from the original film negative for the first time ever.

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The Baby (1973)

PG

Horror/Suspense/Thriller · 1h 24m · 3/1/1973

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What goes on in this nursery isn't for Kids!

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An A-list director. A jaw-dropping storyline. And depraved depictions of suburban violence, 70s fashions and 'sick love'. The result remains one of the most disturbing movies in Hollywood history: Anjanette Comer (The Loved One) stars as an idealistic L.A. County social worker who investigates the case of Mrs. Wadsworth (former '50s starlet Ruth Roman of Strangers On a Train fame), her two buxom daughters, and son 'Baby', a mentally-disabled man who sleeps in a crib, eats in a high-chair, crawls, bawls and wears diapers. But what secrets of unnatural attachment - and sexual obsession - are all of these women hiding? Marianna Hill (The Godfather Part II) and Michael Pataki (Grave of the Vampire) co-star in this psychotic stunner from director Ted Post (Magnum Force, Beneath the Planet of the Apes), now fully restored from the original film negative for the first time ever.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States
Cast
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Anjanette Comer

Ann Gentry
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Ruth Roman

Mrs. Wadsworth
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Marianna Hill

Germaine Wadsworth
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Susanne Zenor

Alba Wadsworth (as Suzanne Zenor)
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Tod Andrews

Doctor
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Michael Pataki

Dennis
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Beatrice Manley

Judith (as Beatrice Manley Blau)
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Erin O'Reilly

Babysitter
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David Mooney

Baby (as David Manzy)
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Ted Post

Dart player at birthday party (uncredited)
Crew
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Ted Post

Director
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Abe Polsky

Writer
Disc Releases
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The Baby

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

7/8/2014

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The Baby

(DVD)

1/25/2000

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The Baby

(DVD)

6/28/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

The Baby

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

9/25/2018

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The Baby

(DVD)

10/4/2005

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