Baby Doll (1956) was a Drama - Comedy Film directed by Elia Kazan and produced by Elia Kazan.
Academy Awards 1956 --- Ceremony Number 29 (source: AMPAS)
|Best Actress||Carroll Baker||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Mildred Dunnock||Nominated|
|Best Cinematography||Boris Kaufman||Nominated|
|Best Writing||Tennessee Williams||Nominated|
Breaking the Code: Baby Doll (1956) ArticleBy Google profile on Nov 25, 2007 From Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog
About MeBlogger, Out of the Past - A Classic Film Blog and more. Please add my Google profile to your circles. Here is my entry in the booklet for Elia Kazan's Baby Doll. This one was by far the easiest to write.Broken Code: Impure love must not be presented in such a way to arouse passion or morbi... Read full article
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Silva Vacarro: But that's tomorrow. And will you be ready?
Baby Doll: Well, that all depends.
Silva Vacarro: What on?
Baby Doll: Whether or not the furniture comes back.
[he looks sideways at her]
Baby Doll: I guess.
Silva Vacarro: Mrs. Meighan your husband sweats more than any man I know and now I can understand why.
Archie Lee Meighan: Today is the fifth day of November. Tomorrow is the sixth day of November, and the day after that is November seventh. And you know what day that is, don't you? November seventh is your 20th birthday.
Baby Doll: Ain't that sweet of you to remember. Where's my birthday present?
Archie Lee Meighan: Oh, you'll get your birthday present, providin' you haven't forgotten the agreement between us, which comes due on that day.
Baby Doll: Oh, the agreement?
Archie Lee Meighan: Yeah, the agreement, that you swore on a Bible to keep your side of... Have I ever laid hands on you since we've been married?
Baby Doll: Yeah, as often as possible.
Baby Doll: [Silva caresses her neck] Don't touch me please, I don't like to be touched.
Silva Vacarro: Then why do you smile?
Baby Doll: Because you make me feel kind of hysterical Mr. Vacarro.
Silva Vacarro: [knowing smile] I do?
Baby Doll: [starts to get up] I think I'll go make us some lemonade.
[he holds her back]
Baby Doll: What did you do that for?
Silva Vacarro: I don't want to be deprived of the pleasure of your company. Not yet.
Baby Doll: Mr. Vacarro you certainly are getting familiar.
Silva Vacarro: Don't you have any fun loving spirit about you?
Baby Doll: Yeah, but this isn't fun.
[laughs breathlessly and smiles]
Silva Vacarro: Then why do you giggle?
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Tennessee Williams's screenplay for "Baby Doll" is based on two of his one-act plays, "Twenty-seven Wagons Full of Cotton" and "The Unsatisfactory Supper".
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