Rosemary's Baby

Rosemary's Baby

Roman Polanski (1968)

131min
bbfc_rating|ages_18_and_over Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Ira Levin's bestseller about Antichrist cultism in Manhattan is impeccably and faithfully brought to the screen by director Roman Polanski. Mia Farrow is perfectly cast as the pregnant housewife who suspects strange things are going on in her upmarket new apartment building, while Ruth Gordon (Harold and Maude) won a deserved Oscar for her eccentric portrayal as the busybody neighbour from hell. Meanwhile, Polanski winds up the paranoia with plenty of spooky atmospherics and morbid humour.

Summary

A couple move into a new apartment, and the husband forms a close friendship with their elderly neighbours. The wife soon becomes pregnant, and starts to suspect her spouse has been seduced into a Satanic cult, who have sinister plans for her baby. Roman Polanski's horror, based on the novel by Ira Levin, and starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes, Oscar-winner Ruth Gordon, Sidney Blackmer and Ralph Bellamy.

Cast & Crew

Rosemary Woodhouse Mia Farrow
Guy Woodhouse John Cassavetes
Minnie Castevet Ruth Gordon
Roman Castevet Sidney Blackmer
Hutch Maurice Evans
Dr Sapirstein Ralph Bellamy
Terry Fionoffrio Victoria Vetri
Laura-Louise Patsy Kelly
Donald Baumgart Tony Curtis
Mr Nicklas Elisha Cook Jr
Dr Hill Charles Grodin
Man by pay phone William Castle
Girl at the party Sharon Tate
Director Roman Polanski
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama