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"Baby Doll" is a movie that push the limits in 1956. The Catholic church denounced the movie as "revolting" and morally repellant." I call it a over-the-top movie about the south and all in it's past glories. The film was dire3cted by Elia Kazan who directed two of his greatest masterwork in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront." The movie was written by Tenneessee Williams who is based on several short stories that he wrote. Karl Malden plays a loud obnoxious cotton owner who annoys everyone around him, including his wife played by Carroll Baker. He sat another cotton mill on fire and that's where Eli Wllach. He comes down to the house to shake things up. This movie is a drama even though it had comic overtones. Malden, who played a peacher in "On the Waterfron" jumps into his character as mean and obnoxious who gets on everybody's nerves. Baker is very beautiful. I think Carroll Baker is much better and much smarter than Marilyn Monroe. "Baby Doll" is a wild ride of a movie. I saw the movie for the first time on Turner classic Movies. I'm glad that I had that channel. Food!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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