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Baby Doll (1956)

114 min - Drama - 18 December 1956
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Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

Director:  Elia Kazan

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Storyline

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.



Tagline: She's nineteen. She makes her husband keep away -- she won't let the stranger go.

Genres: Drama

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Language:  English
Release Date:  18 December 1956

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Newtown Productions, Warner Bros.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 54 min

Academy Award Nominations 

ACTRESS — Carroll Baker {“Baby Doll”}
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — Mildred Dunnock {“Aunt Rose Comfort”}
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — Boris Kaufman
WRITING (Screenplay–Adapted) — Tennessee Williams


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