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Baby Doll (1956)

The posters featured a scantily clad Baker sucking her thumb in the crib where she sleeps. Not a traditional pinup, but it belied the provactive nature of it's story. The film would be condemned by the Catholic Legion of Decency for its prurient and "sinful" storyline. While Baby Doll recieved many Oscar nominations, the condemnation would cause many theatres not to book the film.

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Archie Lee Meighan - They's no torture on earth to equal the torture which a cold woman inflicts on a man. They's no torture to compare with it! What I've done is staked out a lot in hell, a lot with a rotten house on it and five complete sets of furniture not paid for.
Baby Doll - What you done is bit off more'n you can chew.

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With Karl Malden in Tennessee William's Baby Doll.

Taglines for Baby Doll

19 years old and married...but not really!

Her role is raw electricity! Her portrayal is a sensation! CARROLL BAKER

She's nineteen. She makes her husband keep away -- she won't let the stranger go.

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With Elli Wallach in Elia Kazan's production of Baby Doll.

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Baby Doll - I feel so weak. Oh, my head is buzzy.
Silva Vacarro - Fuzzy?
Baby Doll - Hmm. Fuzzy and buzzy. My head is swingin' round. Must have been that swingin' that done it.

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