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The Baby Maker (1970)

R | | Drama | 6 June 1971 (UK)
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to conceive. She ... See full summary »

Director:

James Bridges

Writer:

James Bridges
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Hershey ... Tish Gray
Collin Wilcox Paxton ... Suzanne (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Sam Groom ... Jay Wilcox
Scott Glenn ... Tad Jacks
Jeannie Berlin ... Charlotte
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Mrs. Culnick
Helena Kallianiotes ... Wanda
Jeff Siggins ... Dexter
Phyllis Coates ... Tish's Mother
Madge Kennedy ... Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill Ray Hemphill ... Toy Store 'Killer'
Paul Linke ... Sam
Bobby Pickett ... Dr. Sims (as Bob Pickett)
Samuel Francis Samuel Francis ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird (as Sam Francis)
Alan Keesling Alan Keesling ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
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Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who want her to have the husband's baby because of the wife's inability to conceive. She accepts the offer, but finds that knowing the parents, and developing a relationship with them for the entire pregnancy complicates the simple arrangement. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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The beauty of creating life. The freedom to give it away... See more »

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Directorial debut of James Bridges. See more »

Connections

Remade as Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986) See more »

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She's a Fine Looking Lady
Written by Diana Gibson
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What a lovely tale, told lovingly
5 November 2017 | by hmoikaSee all my reviews

I admit, I ordered the DVD of this film because it starred the young Barbara Hershey. Okay, sure, she is stunningly beautiful; but as we know, she is also a stunning actress. I'd never seen this film before last night......unless I've forgotten viewing it in the theater upon its release.

Overall, what a lovely film. I'm an old softy, so a story like this would tend to get me; but as other reviewers have said, the stars made this story.

In my opinion, it would be a mistake to fault the film because of a few things that, now, seem rather dated. The characters are subdued with their emotions (for the most part); and that they can pull it off is a sign of the actor's talents.

But really, what else can I say other than: what a lovely tale, lovingly told.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 June 1971 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Un bebé para mi esposa See more »

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