The Baby Maker

The Baby Maker is a 1970 American drama film directed and co-written by James Bridges and released by National General Pictures.

The Baby Maker
The Baby Maker (1970) poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Bridges
Produced byRichard Goldstone
Jack Larson
Written byJames Bridges
StarringBarbara Hershey
Scott Glenn
Collin Wilcox-Horne
Sam Groom
Music byFred Karlin
CinematographyCharles Rosher Jr.
Edited byWalter Thompson
Robert Wise Productions
Distributed byNational General Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1970 (1970-10-01)
Running time
109 minutes
CountryUnited States


Tish Gray is a flower child who is hired to have the baby of a middle-class couple, Suzanne and Jay Wilcox. The film exposes the clash of values between Tish, her boyfriend Tad Jacks, and the couple. It also deals with the emotional turmoil all four characters go through.



Criticizing the directing and writing of James Bridges, critic Shirley Rigby said of the "bizarre" film, "Only the performances in the film save it from being a total travesty." Rigby went on to say, "Barbara Hershey is a great little actress, much, much more than just another pretty face."[1] John Simon called The Baby Maker insufferable.[2]


The Baby Maker was released to DVD by Warner Home Video on March 23, 2009, via the Warner Archives DVD-on-demand service as a Region 1 DVD.

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  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ Simon, John (1982). Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Film. Crown Publishers Inc. p. 123.

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