The Baby

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

Main Details

  • Released in 1973
  • Color
  • Running Time: 84 Min | Aus: 89 Min.
  • Production Co: Quintet Productions (presents) (as Quintet Films)
  • Distribution Co: Scotia International (1973) (USA) (theatrical) | Filmways Australasian Distributors (????) (Australia) (theatrical)
  • Directed by Ted Post
  • Written by Abe Polsky
  • Starring Anjanette Comer, Ruth Roman, Marianna Hill, Susanne Zenor, Tod Andrews, Michael Pataki, Beatrice Manley, Erin O’Reilly, Don Mallon, Joseph Bernard, Virginia Vincent, David Manzy
  • Produced by Elliott Feinman, Ralph Hirsch, Abe Polsky, Milton Polsky
  • Original Music by Gerald Fried
  • Cinematography by Michael D. Margulies
  • Film Editing by Bob Crawford Sr, Dick Wormell

Plot Summary

  • A social worker, still reeling from the loss of her architect husband, investigates the eccentric, psychedelic Wadsworth Family, consisting of a mother, two daughters, and an adult son with the apparent mental capacity of an infant.


  • Horror is his formula!
  • Pray you don't learn the secret of... The Baby
  • Nothing in this nursery rhymes.
  • Three Four Close the Door!
  • There shall be mayhem wherever he goes!
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