Baby Doll

Baby Doll


(1956, Dir. Elia Kazan)

I don't think I'm a big Tennessee Williams' fan. Perhaps I'm bothered by too much sweating, as well as several occasions of overtly sexual advances. According to IMDB, the Catholic Church agreed with me. Imagine how they would have squawked had Williams' first choice for the role of Baby Doll – Marilyn Monroe – been cast. The acting is solid throughout, although Eli Wallach seems grossly miscast here, not nearly dangerous enough to be a seducer of untamed youth.



Posted on May 31, 2006, in Film log. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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