Theater archives

Baby Doll


Dir. Elia Kazan (1956).
Tennessee Williams concocted this mad Actors Studio farce, Kazan’s only comedy, in which a Mississippi child bride who refuses to allow her glad-handing husband to touch her, gets seduced (maybe) by his hated, ultra-ethnic rival. New York archbishop Francis Cardinal Spellman warned that seeing the movie was in itself a sin.

Mon., March 7, 7 p.m., 2011