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Baby Doll (1956) Movie Review Summary

Actors: Carroll Baker, Karl Malden, Eli Wallach

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Based on a Tennessee Williams original screenplay, BABY DOLL is a movie directed by Elia Kazan in 1956. This picture earned four nominations for the 1957 Academy Awards.
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Baby Doll was 18 years old when she married Archie Lee, a 40 years old farmer who promised Baby Doll's father not to touch his daughter before her 20th anniversary. Now, three days before this date, Baby Doll and Archie Lee are still having arguments about Archie's rights over Baby Doll's sexy body.

When the seductive italian born Eli Wallach comes to the Meighan home, Baby Doll is attracted by him. Will she lose her virginity with a stranger while her husband is still counting the minutes left before her anniversary ?
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler



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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Romance/Love/Hugging    -   Yes Lover is...    -   much older/younger Married, fooling around?    -   Yes

Main Character

Identity:    -   Female Profession/status:    -   homemaker/wife Age:    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American Unusual characteristics:    -   Super sensitive soggy jelly muffin

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Deep South Farm/Ranch?    -   Yes Farm/Ranch:    -   farm Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   ignorant small town people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Any profanity?    -   None

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