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Test Tube Babies (1948)

A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, ... See full summary »


W. Merle Connell


Richard S. McMahan (original story)

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Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Duke Dorothy Duke ... Cathy (as Dorothy Dube)
William Thomason William Thomason ... George
Timothy Farrell Timothy Farrell ... Dr. Wright
John Michael John Michael ... Frank
Margaret Roach ... Mother (as Peggy Roach)
Stacey Alexander Stacey Alexander ... Don
Georgie Barton Georgie Barton ... Betty
Mary Lou Reckow Mary Lou Reckow ... Dolores
Bebe Berto Bebe Berto ... Jerry
Guy Gordon Guy Gordon ... Phil
Helen Cogan Helen Cogan ... Grace (as Helene Cogan)
Gine Franklin Gine Franklin ... Ralph
Zona Siggins Zona Siggins ... Nurse


A happily married couple has been trying to have a baby with no luck. They discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered a scandalous choice. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Release Date:

15 January 1951 (Sweden) See more »

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Blessed Are They See more »

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Screen Classics (II) See more »
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(recut) | (DVD) | (Something Weird Video) | (Something Weird Video)

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1.37 : 1
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Reissued in 1967, with new footage, and re-titled, The Pill. See more »


Referenced in Ed Wood (1994) See more »

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Not Much Of An Educational Film - It's Exploitation Instead
7 February 2017 | by Rainey-DawnSee all my reviews

Oh man what a terrible film! But it can be funny as all get outs! This is the type of film they passed as education on adult topics like this one about being sterile and artificial insemination. I found the part with the doctor being blunt with the man really funny... especially after he was being blunt then told the man (husband) "let me be blunt... dead" -- I fell out laughing!! He was already about as blunt as he could get by actually saying the word "sperm" and then suddenly wanted to be blunt about the sperm being "dead". That was too funny!! If you haven't seen this film, then you'd have to see it to understand why it was so funny... and if you have seen the film then you know what I mean already!! Haha! OH It took about 30 minutes before the husband to find out the he was sterile... before that it was all about a swingers party and it even had a stripper insulting the "nice ladies". One of the "nice ladies" and the stripper ended up in a cat-fight and get got a chance to see a the top nude half of the blonde stripper - just for a few seconds! LOL.

Really the film was NOT very educational about sterility and artificial insemination - it was an exploitation film of some kind and you really can't tell what - maybe just swinging adults?!! OH and the camera man wanted a peek at a couple of women's breasts so they made sure we, the viewers, got a quick glimpse of them too. ONE MORE THING: This movie really has zero to do with test tube babies, really it doesn't.

It's a 1/10 film -- but I got some giggles out of this one so it gets an extra point for making me laugh!!


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