The baby

Poster The baby

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
1973
Color - 84mn - Original version with French subtitles
USA.
Horror, Thriller, Drama.
Direction: Ted Post.
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.
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