Rosemary's Baby

Synopsis: Rosemary and Guy Woodhouse move into an apartment in an opulent but gothic building in Manhattan. Their landlord Edward "Hutch" Hutchins attempts to dissuade them from doing so: the building has an unsavory history. They discover that their neighbors are a very friendly elderly couple named Roman and Minnie Castevet, and Guy begins to spend a great deal of time with them. Strange things begin to happen: a young woman Rosemary meets in the laundry commits suicide, Rosemary has strange dreams and hears strange noises and Guy becomes remote and distant. Then Rosemary falls pregnant and begins to suspect that her neighbors have special plans for her child.
Genre: Drama, Horror
Director(s): Roman Polanski
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Won 1 Oscar. Another 9 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
137 min


- Are you a doctor?

- Yes. Yes.

He's an actor.

Oh, an actor.

We're very popular with actors.

Have I, uh, seen you in anything?

Well, let's see.

I did Hamlet a while back. Didn't I, Liz?

And then we did The Sandpiper, and then...

He's joking. He was in Luther

and Nobody Loves An Albatross...

and a lot of television plays and commercials.

That's where the money is, isn't it...


And the artistic thrills too.

Seven, Diego.

Originally the smallest apartment was a nine.

They've been broken up

into four, fives, and sixes.

7-E is a four.

Originally the back part of a ten.

It has the original dining room

for its living room...

another bedroom for the bedroom...

and two servants' rooms thrown together...

for a dining room or a second bedroom.

- Do you have children?

- Uh...

Uh, we plan to.

We must oil that gate, Diego.

This way, please.

The previous tenant,

Mrs. Gardenia, passed away...

just a few days ago,

so nothing has been moved yet.

Her son asked me to say

that some of the furniture...

can be picked up practically for the asking.

Did she die in the apartment?

- Not that it makes any difference.

- Oh, no, no, no. In a hospital.

She'd been in a coma for weeks.

- After you, please.

- Thank you.

She was very old and passed away

without ever waking.

I'd be grateful to go that way myself

when the time comes.

Oh, no, no, no.

Not in the apartment, no.

She was chipper right to the end.

One of the first women lawyers in New York City.

She did a little gardening on the side too.

She was quite a woman.

Oh, closet.

Oh, plenty of closets.

A nice view of the park.

Oh, very nice view.

Now, this room, for instance...

it would make a lovely nursery.

Yes, yellow-and-white wallpaper

would brighten it tremendously.

What are all these things here?

- Herbs, mostly.

- A nice, large bathroom...

Mint, basil...

No marijuana?

Come on.

The, uh, master bedroom.

Oh, yes.

Here we are, back at the hallway again.

- Oh, yes.

- There.

Oh! Oh, Guy!


- Fireplace works, of course.

- That's right.


Oh, it's a wonderful apartment!

I love it!

See what she's trying to do?

She's trying to get you to lower the rent.

Yes, well, we'd raise it if we were allowed.

Apartments with this kind of charm...

Why, that's odd!

There's a closet behind that secretary.

I'm su... I'm sure there is.

Yeah... Oh, I think you're right.

She moved it.

It used to be there.

Give me a hand, will you?

I see now why she went into a coma!

She couldn't have lifted it by herself.

She was 89.

Should we open it?

Maybe her son should.

I'm authorized to show the apartment.


Whoever she locked in got out.

Or perhaps she didn't need five closets.

But why would she cover up

her vacuum cleaner and her towels?

Hmm. I don't suppose

we'll ever know.

Maybe she was becoming senile after all.

Is there anything else?

Yes, please.

What about the laundry facilities?

It's bigger than the other one.

Yeah. It's more expensive too,

you know?

It's better located.

Yeah, well, God knows I could walk

to all the theaters from here.

Oh, Guy, let's take it. Please?

That living room could be...

Oh, please let's take it.

Okay, darlin'.

We get out of the other lease, okay.

I was tempted to write

the management that you were...

drug addicts and litterbugs.

Instead, I decided to lie and tell them

you were wonderful tenants.

- Ah, you're great, Hutch.

- Wish I could talk you out of it, though.

- He's pulling your leg, Ro, honey.

- Indeed I'm not.

Now, that looks great.

That is...

Are you aware that the Bramford

had rather an unpleasant reputation...

around the turn of the century?

It's where the Trench sisters conducted...

their little dietary experiments...

and Keith Kennedy held his parties.

Adrian Marcato lived there too.

So did Pearl Ames.

- Who were the Trench sisters?

- Who was Adrian Marcato?

The Trench sisters

were two proper Victorian ladies.

They cooked and ate several

young children, including a niece.

- Oh, lovely.

- Adrian Marcato practiced witchcraft.

He made quite a splash

in the '90s by announcing...

that he'd conjured up the living devil.

Apparently people believed him,

so they attacked...

and nearly killed him

in the lobby of the Bramford.

- You're joking.

- Later the Keith Kennedy business began...

and by the '20s, the house was half empty.

I knew about Keith Kennedy.

I didn't know that Marcato lived there.

- And those sisters.

- World War I I filled the house up again.

- Terrific.

- What, the house?

- The lamb.

- They called it "Black Bramford."

But Hutch, awful things happen

in every apartment house.

But this house has a high incidence

of unpleasant happenings.

In '59, a dead infant was found...

wrapped in newspaper in the basement.


You really rouse my appetite.

Have some more wine.


Bring me in some root beer when you come.

Hey, these are shelves.

Hey, let's make love.

- - Shh!

I think I hear the Trench sisters chewing.


Straight up to the left.

Here at Daytona, Florida,

it's the 250 cc 100-Mile Classic...

with Yamaha leading the pack

on the final lap and winning it...

as Yamaha takes seven of the top ten places.

It's the third straight year for Yamaha...

a clean sweep.

Yamaha is race-bred from champions.

And as you can see,

we have a model for every kind of riding.

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Roman Polanski

Rajmund Roman Thierry Polański (born 18 August 1933) is a French-Polish film director, producer, writer, and actor. Since 1978, he has been a fugitive from the U.S. criminal justice system, having fled the country while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape. more…

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