#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Living in Tiger Tail County, Mississippi, middle-aged Archie Lee Meighan and 19-year-old “Baby Doll” Meighan née McCargo have been married for close to two years. Their marriage is not based on love, but on each getting what they want from the other. Their marriage agreement has them consummating their marriage on her 20th birthday, which is in three days, and she’s not looking forward to it. But she does taunt him and other men with her overt “baby doll” sexuality, fostering the baby-doll aspect by sleeping in a crib in their house’s nursery. Baby Doll’s now-deceased father allowed the marriage on the stipulation that Archie Lee provide Baby Doll financial security as displayed by the most resplendent house in the south. They currently live in a dilapidated mansion with her Aunt Rose Comfort, and although Archie Lee is making some renovations on it, he no longer has the financial means to make it what Baby Doll wants as his cotton-ginning competitor, the recently-arrived Sicilian Silva Vacarro who runs the cotton plantation syndicate, has effectively put him and many others in the area out of business. The Meighans’ fortunes could change after Vacarro’s cotton gin burns down in a case of arson. Vacarro is certain Archie Lee is the arsonist. After meeting the Meighans and learning more about their marriage, Vacarro believes the way to get what he wants is through Baby Doll. This action begins the three-way battle of wills among Vacarro, Archie Lee, and Baby Doll.
Plot: Archie Lee Meighan is a failing cotton gin owner who is married to Baby Doll, 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, who plots to seduce Baby Doll away from Meighan.
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“In a swing you relax just like in a cradle.”
This cult controversial movie by Elia Kazan was nominated for four Oscars. Boris Kaufman was nominated for Best Black and White Cinematography, Tennessee Williams for Screenplay, and Carroll Baker for the role of the nineteen-year-old “white-trash” virgin in the American South, married to the older cotton gin owner since she was seventeen, who is anxiously awaiting her twentieth birthday when she has to lose her virginity. She sucks her thumb, sleeps in a cradle and plays innocent, while seducing her frustrated husband and his business rival. Somewhat like Lolita, more innocent, but somehow more nasty and repulsive. Catholics boycotted the movie in the tens of millions, about seventy percent of the theaters canceled its screening, Time Magazine declared it the dirtiest American movie ever, and the New York Cardinal called it essentially evil and dangerous to the morale of the audience. From today’s perspective, all that stir is ridiculous and it is not likely for anyone to see it as a shocking movie now, and on the other hand, it is insanely boring. In my opinion, its single quality is excellent cinematography.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 54 min (114 min)
Genre Comedy, Drama
Director Elia Kazan
Writer Tennessee Williams
Actors Karl Malden, Carroll Baker, Eli Wallach
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 4 Oscars. 3 wins & 13 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (RCA Sound System), Stereo
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm