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Release Date:
11 June 1971 (Denmark) See more »
Meet the baby maker . . with an open mind ! See more »
Tish Gray had a baby and gave it up for adoption. She is contacted by a second childless couple who... See more » | Add synopsis »
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
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Perfectly captures the spirit of '60s youth. See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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 ... Mrs. Culnick

Helena Kallianiotes ... Wanda
Jeff Siggins ... Dexter

Phyllis Coates ... Tish's Mother

Madge Kennedy ... 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
Peter Mays ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
Jonathan Greene ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
Jonathan Lippinott ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
Jeffrey Perkins ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
Michael Scroggins ... The Single Wing Turquoise Bird
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Geoffrey Horne ... Jimmy (uncredited)

Brenda Sykes ... Francis (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ... Toy Shop Owner (uncredited)

Directed by
James Bridges 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Bridges 

Produced by
Richard Goldstone .... producer
Jack Larson .... producer
Robert Wise .... executive producer
Original Music by
Fred Karlin 
Cinematography by
Charles Rosher Jr. 
Film Editing by
Walter Thompson 
Art Direction by
Mort Rabinowitz  (as Morton Rabinowitz)
Set Decoration by
Raymond Paul 
Makeup Department
Sugar Blymyer .... hair stylist (as Maryze Blymer)
Wes Dawn .... makeup artist (as Wesley Dawn)
Production Management
Herb Willis .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hawk Koch .... assistant director (as Howard W. Koch Jr.)
Art Department
Francis Noden .... set designer
Sound Department
Larry Jost .... sound recordist
John Mick .... sound editor
James Nelson .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Bobby Byrne .... camera operator (as Robert Byrne)
Dick Colean .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Ken Hale .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Floyd McCarty .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Richard Bruno .... wardrober
Jean Merrick .... wardrober
Music Department
Fred Karlin .... songs: music by
Other crew
Irwin V. Frankel .... technical advisor: obstetrics
Pat Hedrick .... technical advisor: obstetrics
Dennis Helson .... leather wear: Miss Hershey
Geoffrey Horne .... dialogue supervisor
Michael C. Preppe .... script supervisor
Crew verified as complete

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Also Known As:
"Un bebé para mi esposa" - Argentina, Spain
"100 Dollar mehr, wenn's ein Junge wird" - Germany (imdb display title)
"A gyerekgyáros" - Hungary (imdb display title)
"A.A.A. ragazza affittasi per fare bambino" - Italy
"Baby Maker" - Denmark (imdb display title)
"Babymaker - kvinnan utanför" - Sweden
"De leenmoeder" - Belgium (Flemish title) (imdb display title)
"Lapsentekijä" - Finland
"Pligomeni petalouda" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Suplício de uma Vida" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Surogatka" - Poland (imdb display title)
"The Baby Maker" - Mexico (imdb display title)
"The Baby Maker - Je donne la vie à qui je veux" - France (imdb display title)
"Um Filho por Encomenda" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"Yarim kalan mutluluk" - Turkey (Turkish title)
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109 min | Spain:102 min (alternate version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:16 | Australia:SOA | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:L | Sweden:11 | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:R

Did You Know?

Directorial debut of James Bridges.See more »
Movie Connections:
Remade as Palimos ng pag-ibig (1986)See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Perfectly captures the spirit of '60s youth., 7 June 2017
Author: sylvain-14 from United States

An excellent, if greatly underrated film. Philosophical author Thaddeus Golas, who lived with a hippie commune for several years in San Francisco in the '60s and 70s, pointed out that The Baby Maker wonderfully captured the spirit of youth in the '60s, far better than Hollywood caricatures like The Trip or Easy Rider. This is true, of course. This film is about the clash of worlds and paradigms. Like most films of the 1970s, it's true themes are hidden under layers, and the title gives few clues as to what the story is truly pointing at. Worth a viewing!

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