Rosemary’s Baby

Drama |  English | 136 minutes

Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse, a likable young couple, move into the Branford, a rundown Renaissance Revival apartment building on Manhattan’s West Side. They disregard their friend Hutch’s warning about the building’s dark past with witchcraft and murder. Minnie and Roman Castevet are their annoying and meddlesome neighbors. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, the elated Castevets insist that Rosemary visit Dr.  Sapirstein, an eminent obstetrician they know, rather than Rosemary’s own physician, Dr.Hill. Rosemary soon becomes aware that Roman Castevet is the son of a reputed Satanist. Dr. Sapirstein sedates a hysterical Rosemary who goes into labor and gives birth to a stillborn baby. Rosemary is overcome by Satanic developments as she tries to figure out the truth about the birth of her baby.    

Mia Farrow (Rosemary Woodhouse) / John Cassavetes (Guy Woodhouse) / Ruth Gordon (Minnie Castevet) / Sidney Blackmer (Roman Castevet) / Maurice Evans (Hutch) / Charles Grodin (Dr.Hill)

Why Stream This Film?
Film critic Roger Ebert wrote, “The best thing that can be said about ROSEMARY’S BABY  is that it works. Polanski has taken a most difficult situation and made it believable, right up to the end. In this sense, he even outdoes Hitchcock.”
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
  • Metacritic Score: 96
  • Academy Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)
  • Golden Globe Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon); Nominated, Best Actress (Mia Farrow); Best Screenplay (Roman Polanski)
  • The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY is a brooding, macabre film, filled with the sense of unthinkable danger. But it is much more than just a suspense story; the brilliance of the film comes from Polanski’s direction and from a series of genuinely inspired performances.
Roger Ebert

Several exhilarating milestones are achieved in ROSEMARY’S BABY, an excellent film version of Ira Levin’s diabolical chiller novel. Writer-director Roman Polanski has triumphed in his first U.S.-made pic. The film holds attention without explicit violence or gore.


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