The Baby Maker (1970)

R | 109 mins | Melodrama | 1970

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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Robert Wise Production
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITORS
Film ed
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Sketch artist
COSTUMES
MUSIC
SOUND
Boom op
VISUAL EFFECTS
Spec eff
Main titles
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Scr supv
Prod secy
Prod secy
Tech adv
Tech adv
Dial coach
Stills
Gaffer
SOURCES
SONGS
"People Come People Go," "Lotus Baby Rant'n Mantra Blues" and "What Do Ya Do?," words and music by Fred Karlin and Tylwyth Kymry, sung by Ole Blue
"She's a Fine Looking Lady," words and music by Diana Gibson.
PERFORMER
DETAILS
Release Date:
1970
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 1 October 1970
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
109
MPAA Rating:
R
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tish Gray, a California hippie, is introduced to Suzanne and Jay Wilcox, a wealthy Beverly Hills couple who are unable to have a child. They offer Tish a considerable sum of money if she will conceive and bear a child by Jay. Tish, who enjoys being pregnant, agrees to the scheme, and she and Jay go to his cabin in the mountains; shortly after returning to Los Angeles, Tish learns that she is pregnant. Suzanne, who is eager to have the child, makes Tish promise to give up her hippie way of life and the use of drugs. Tension begins to mount between Tish and her boyfriend, Tad Jacks, and after an argument she leaves him and moves into the Wilcox home. Although the household seems peaceful, Jay's feelings for Tish grow stronger while Tish becomes resentful of Tad's infidelity and has doubts about giving up the child to a middle-class family. Furthermore, she is berated by her friend Charlotte for accepting such a lifestyle, but their friendship resumes when Tish agrees to go to a demonstration against war toys. When Tish bears the long-awaited child, the Wilcoxes pay her the balance of the money, take the child, and bid her ... +


Tish Gray, a California hippie, is introduced to Suzanne and Jay Wilcox, a wealthy Beverly Hills couple who are unable to have a child. They offer Tish a considerable sum of money if she will conceive and bear a child by Jay. Tish, who enjoys being pregnant, agrees to the scheme, and she and Jay go to his cabin in the mountains; shortly after returning to Los Angeles, Tish learns that she is pregnant. Suzanne, who is eager to have the child, makes Tish promise to give up her hippie way of life and the use of drugs. Tension begins to mount between Tish and her boyfriend, Tad Jacks, and after an argument she leaves him and moves into the Wilcox home. Although the household seems peaceful, Jay's feelings for Tish grow stronger while Tish becomes resentful of Tad's infidelity and has doubts about giving up the child to a middle-class family. Furthermore, she is berated by her friend Charlotte for accepting such a lifestyle, but their friendship resumes when Tish agrees to go to a demonstration against war toys. When Tish bears the long-awaited child, the Wilcoxes pay her the balance of the money, take the child, and bid her farewell. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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