Baby Doll 1956

Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

Directed by: Elia Kazan
Runtime:114 minutes
Critics score:
Tagline:She's nineteen. She makes her husband keep away -- she won't let the stranger go.
Cast:
Karl Malden
Karl Malden
Archie Lee Meighan 
Carroll Baker
Carroll Baker
Baby Doll Meighan 
Eli Wallach
Eli Wallach
Silva Vacarro 
Mildred Dunnock
Mildred Dunnock
Aunt Rose Comfort 
Lonny Chapman
Lonny Chapman
Rock 
Eades Hogue
Eades Hogue
Town Marshal 
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Also known as:
  • Baby Doll - Begehre nicht des anderen Weib
  • Baby Doll - La bambola viva
  • La poupĂ©e de chair