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The Baby Maker (1970)

R | | Drama | 11 June 1971 (Denmark)
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 have children. She... See full summary »

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Tish Gray
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Suzanne (as Collin Wilcox-Horne)
Sam Groom ...
Jay Wilcox
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Tad Jacks
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Charlotte
Lili Valenty ...
Mrs. Culnick
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Wanda
Jeff Siggins ...
Dexter
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Tish's Mother
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Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill ...
Toy Store 'Killer'
Paul Linke ...
Sam
Bobby Pickett ...
Dr. Sims (as Bob Pickett)
Samuel Francis ...
The Single Wing Turquoise Bird (as Sam Francis)
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 have children. She accepts 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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Un bebé para mi esposa  »

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Directorial debut of James Bridges. See more »

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

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What Do Ya Do?
Music by Fred Karlin
Lyrics by Meg Karlin (as Tylwyth Kymry)
Sung by Ole Blue
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A vastly underrated film
7 February 2005 | by See all my reviews

Barbara Hershey plays a hippie girl who is hired to have the baby of a middle class couple (Collin Wilcox-Horne & Sam Groom). The film deals with the clash of values between Hershey, along with her boyfriend (Scott Glenn), and the couple. It also deals honestly and surprisingly fairly with the emotional turmoil all four characters go through. Supposedly the film was dismissed upon its released because of the way it depicted hippie culture, but it is much more positive than a good amount of the films of the day (see Joe, for instance). It neither accepts nor dismisses either of the two classes, but instead deals with the four principals as individuals. The four characters are sensitively written (director Bridges, most famous for writing and directing The China Syndrome, wrote the script here, as well). Hershey, Wilcox-Horne (AKA Wilcox Paxton), Groom, and Glenn all give exceptional performances.


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