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Pretty Baby (1978)  link to Pretty Baby on IMDb  

Number: 1056

poster Pretty Baby

IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (8987 votes)

Country: USA, 110 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Louis Malle

Video Codec: Unknown

In 1917, in the red light district Storyville, New Orleans, the prostitute Hattie lives with her twelve year-old daughter Violet in the fancy brothel of Madame Nell, where she works. Photographer Ernest J. Bellocq has an attraction to Hallie and Violet and he is an habitué of the whorehouse. One day, Madame Nell auctions Violet's virginity and the winner pays the fortune of US$ 400 to spend the night with the girl. Then Hattie marries a wealthy client and moves to Saint Louis, leaving Violet in the brothel alone. Violet decides to marry Bellocq and she moves to his house. Until the day that Hattie, who has overcome her past, comes to Bellocq's house with the intention to take Violet with her.



photo Brooke Shields Brooke Shields Violet
photo Keith Carradine Keith Carradine Bellocq
photo Susan Sarandon Susan Sarandon Hattie
photo Frances Faye Frances Faye Nell
photo Antonio Fargas Antonio Fargas Professor

Medium: Media file,

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.85:1