Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby

Director: Bretaigne Windust Cast: Dennis Morgan, Betsy Drake, Zachary Scott

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Overview

Pretty Baby

Best known to posterity as the third wife of Cary Grant, Betsy Drake enjoyed a substantial film career during the postwar era. In Pretty Baby, Drake plays Patsy Douglas, an enterprising young lady who always assures herself a seat on the subway by carrying a doll wrapped in baby bunting. Through a series of complications that could only happen in a movie, it is eventually assumed that the "baby" is genuine. Patsy's bosses, advertising executives Sam Morley (Dennis Morgan) and Barry Holmes (Zachary Scott), hope to use Patsy's bundle of joy to land an important client, grouchy baby-food tycoon Cyrus Baxter (Edmund Gwenn). Most of the film is a not-so-subtle swipe at radio and TV advertising, considered a rich source of humor back in 1950. Cast in a tiny role as a receptionist is future "June Cleaver" Barbara Billingsley.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/06/2009
UPC: 0883316211793
Original Release: 1950
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Time: 1:32:00
Sales rank: 33,563

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Dennis Morgan Sam Morley
Betsy Drake Patsy Douglas
Zachary Scott Barry Holmes
Edmund Gwenn Cyrus Baxter
William Frawley Corcoran
Raymond Roe Sidney
Ransom Sherman Powers
Eleanor Audley Miss Brindel
George Chandler Henderson
Barbara Billingsley Receptionist

Technical Credits
Bretaigne Windust Director
Folmar Blangsted Editor
David Buttolph Score Composer
Charles H. Clarke Art Director
Everett Freeman Screenwriter
Jules Furthman Original Story
John Klorer Original Story
Harry Kurnitz Producer
J. Peverell Marley Cinematographer

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