Rosemary’s Baby

Horror | English | 136 minutes


Guy and Rosemary Woodhouse rent an apartment in the Bramford, a large Gothic building on the Upper West Side in Manhattan. They meet their next-door neighbors, Minnie and Roman Castevet.  Guy lands an important role in a play and the couple decides to have a baby. When Rosemary becomes pregnant, the Castevets insist  Rosemary go to their close physician, Dr. Abraham Sapirstein. Three months later, Rosemary suspects that Dr. Sapirstein and the Castevets belong to a Satanic cult and have sinister plans for her baby.  Rosemary gives birth and Dr. Sapirstein informs her  the infant was still born. Rosemary enters the Castevets apartment when she hears a crying baby. The baby is in a bassinet. When Rosemary asks about the baby, Roman tells her the baby is now Satan’s son. 

Mia Farrow (Rosemary Woodhouse) / John Cassavetes (Guy Woodhouse) / Ruth Gordon (Minnie Castevet) / Sidney Blackmer (Roman Castevet/Steven Marcato) / Ralph Bellamy (Dr. Abraham Sapirstein)
Why Stream This Film?

Rosemary’s Baby is a horror film like no other, frighteningly directed and written by Roman Polanski.  How about this: it’s the story of a pregnant woman who suspects that an evil cult will take away her baby for use in their rituals. OMG.

  • Rotten Tomatoes Score (Critics Consensus): 96%
  • Metacritic Score: 96
  • Academy Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon); Nominated, Best Screenplay (Roman Polanski)
  • Golden Globes Awards: Winner, Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Gordon)
  • The film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
Several exhilarating milestones are achieved in ROSEMARY’S BABY, an excellent film version of Levin’s diabolical chiller novel. Writer-director Roman Polanski has triumphed in his first U.S.-made film. The film holds attention without explicit violence or gore.


Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY is a brooding, macabre film, filled with the sense of the unthinkable danger. Strangely enough it also has an eerie sense of humor almost until the end. It is very good. A great deal of the credit for this achievement must go to Mia Farrow as Rosemary and Ruth Gordon as Mrs. Castevet, the next-door neighbor. Here are two of the finest performances by actresses this year.
Roger Ebert

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