Baby Doll



Based on a play by Tennessee Williams, "Baby Doll" centers on Archie Lee Meighan (Karl Malden), a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll (Carroll Baker), a 19-year old childlike beauty whose father arranged the marriage for financial reasons. As Archie awaits the arrival of Baby Doll's 20th birthday, the day that they are supposed to consummate their marriage, he faces interference from business rival Silva Vacarro (Eli Wallach), who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.

  1. Elia Kazan


  2. Tennessee Williams


Top Billed Cast

  1. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    Archie Lee Meighan

  2. Carroll Baker

    Carroll Baker

    Baby Doll Meighan

  3. Eli Wallach

    Eli Wallach

    Silva Vacarro

  4. Mildred Dunnock

    Mildred Dunnock

    Aunt Rose Comfort

  5. Lonny Chapman

    Lonny Chapman


Full Cast & Crew

Baby Doll
Baby Doll



Status Released

Release Information

  • December 18, 1956


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

Budget -

Revenue -



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