Rosemary's Baby Overview:

Rosemary's Baby (1968) was a Drama - Horror Film directed by Roman Polanski and produced by William Castle and Dona Holloway.

The film was based on the novel of the same name written by Ira Levin published in 1967.

Rosemary's Baby was inducted into the National Film Registry in 2014.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActressRuth GordonWon
Best WritingRoman PolanskiNominated
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Rosemary’s Baby (1)

By Alexander Diminiano on Nov 26, 2012 From Cinemaniac Reviews

Bottom Line: A sly surprise. Directed by: Roman Polanski Rosemary Woodhouse: Mia Farrow Guy Woodhouse: John Cassavetes Also Starring: D’Urville Martin, Elisha Cook, Emmaline Henry, Hanna Landy, Hope Summers, Philip Leeds, Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer It’s true only the good die young. A ... Read full article


ROSEMARY'S BABY...Roman Polanski's Horror Classic

By The Lady Eve on Oct 28, 2010 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

A landmark film of the horror genre, Rosemary's Baby (1968) also marked Roman Polanski's directorial debut in the US. The film, a runaway hit on release, was the prototype that inspired the onslaught of big-budget "A" horror films that followed: The Exorcist, The Omen, etc. In the tradition of Hitc... Read full article


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Quotes from

Rosemary Woodhouse: This is no dream! This is really happening!


Roman Castevet: Rock him.
Rosemary Woodhouse: You're trying to get me to be his mother.
Roman Castevet: Aren't you his mother?
[She starts to hum a lullaby]


Roman Castevet: No pope ever visits a city where the newspapers are on strike.
Minnie Castevet: I heard he's gonna postpone and wait till it's over.
Guy Woodhouse: Well, that's showbiz.
Roman Castevet: That's exactly what it is: all the costumes, the rituals - all religions.


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Facts about

Ira Levin felt Rosemary's Baby is "the single most faithful adaptation of a novel ever to come out of Hollywood." William Castle speculated the reasons for this were because it was the first time Roman Polanski had ever adapted another writer's work. Unaware he had the freedom to improvise on the book.
William Castle acquired the movie rights to the novel. Robert Evans of Paramount agreed to green-light the project if Castle did not direct. This was due to Castle's fame and reputation as a director of low budget horror films. Castle was allowed to make a prominent cameo appearance.
William Castle: man near phone booth.
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