Baby Doll

(1956)

Overview

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

    Director

  2. Tennessee Williams

    Screenplay

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

    Rock

Full Cast & Crew

Baby Doll
Baby Doll

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Status Released

Release Information

  • December 18, 1956
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 54m

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