A social worker and young widow investigate a strange family composed of a mother, her two daughters and their thirty year old brother, raised like a baby, in a cradle.
Who could have imagined the director of Hang 'em High directing such a deviant gem, that plunges us into a totally degenerate atmosphere, generating unease and laughter? The Baby is a camp treat playing on the same perverted infantilization as Freddie Francis' masterpiece Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly. It pushes the limits of family neurosis to a degree of improbability neighboring fantasy, a carnivalesque hysteria that only the 70s could produce. To see this 30 year old (extraordinary David Manzy) babble and whimper in his cradle is priceless.
The baby.New print
Color - 84mn - Original version with French subtitles
Horror, Thriller, Drama.
Production: Elliott Feinman, Ralph Hirsch, Abe Polsky, Milton Polsky.
Screenplay: Abe Polsky.
Editing: Bob Crawford Sr, Dick Wormell.
Photography: Michael D. Margulies.
Music by: Gerald Fried.
With: Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor, Tod Andrews, Michael Pataki.