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Baby Doll
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Karl Malden

Karl Malden

Archie Lee Meighan
Carroll Baker

Carroll Baker

Baby Doll Meighan
Eli Wallach

Eli Wallach

Silva Vacarro
Mildred Dunnock

Mildred Dunnock

Aunt Rose Comfort
Eades Hogue

Eades Hogue

Town Marshal
Noah Williamson

Noah Williamson

Deputy
R.G. Armstrong

R.G. Armstrong

Townsman Sid


Written by
Tennessee Williams

Tennessee Williams

(screenplay)


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Archie Lee Meighan, middle-aged cotton gin owner, can hardly wait for the 20th birthday of his childish bride Baby Doll, when he'll be allowed to consummate the marriage...he thinks. But rival owner Silva Vaccaro suspects Archie of burning his gin down, and takes an erotic form of Sicilian vengeance.
Release date: 18 December 1956
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" Plot: Steamy tale of two Southern rivals and a sensuous 19-year-old virgin. Genre: Drama Director: Elia Kazan Stars: Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach, Karl Malden -----} Trailer"


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"THE PLOT A Mississippi cotton-gin owner (Eli Wallach) humiliates a competitor (Karl Malden) by attempting to seduce the man's still-virgin wife (Carroll Baker). THE CONTROVERSY Written by Tennessee Williams, the film struck Catholic leaders as lewd. (A similar flap greeted 1943's The Outlaw over Jane Russell's bust.) New York's Cardinal Spellman forbade the faithful to see it ''under pain of sin.'' Some theaters pulled it, but it eventually earned four Oscar nominations."


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"Elia Kazan adaption of a Tennessee Williams screenplay. The story of a voluptuous but virginal child bride (Carroll Baker) caught between her husband (Karl Malden) and his devious business rival, Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach). Time Magazine called the film "just about the dirtiest American-made motion picture that has ever been legally exhibited." After the Legion of Decency began boycotting the movie - Cardinal Francis Spellman having declared it "evil in concept" and "certain to exert an immo"


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