Tuesday, November 29, 2011

hot spell

she has not made a movie in eight years, still the gorgeous carroll baker has 81 screen credits. she was already in her twenties when she starred in the 1956 film 'baby doll', but she was thoroughly convincing as the young wife who is 'not ready for marriage.'

eli wallach and karl malden are equally great in the film. even though no sex is shown, the movie managed to seriously outrage the board of decency. i think of it as a truly tender film. writer tennessee williams brought to the story much humor. he is said to have had a great fondness for kazan's version of his play.

when i came upon this photo of carroll i had to post it. how gorgeous she was!

p.s. the terrific actor rip torn pops up in a small but interesting scene.

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