Baby Love


1h 38m 1969

Brief Synopsis

15 years old Luci grew up in the poor districts of London, alone with her slutty mother. When the mother dies from suicide, highschool ex-boyfriend Robert takes Luci home to his rich wife Aimee and their teenage son, even though he's not her father. Luci lets feel Robert that she believes he's guilty of her mother's dead, since he left her after he finished university. Nevertheless she wants to stay with the family in their beautiful house. To them it seems as if she wants to take revenge; her irritant behavior is interpreted as sexual advances against each of them. She confuses the whole family...

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Mar 1969
Production Company
Avton Film Productions
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Baby Love by Tina Chad Christian (London, 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

Synopsis

Returning to her Merseyside slum home one afternoon, 15-year-old Luci Thompson discovers that her mother, Liz, has committed suicide because of terminal cancer. Before slashing her wrists in a steam-filled bathroom, Liz has left a letter to her former lover, Robert Quayle, now a successful doctor in a London suburb, asking him to take care of her illegitimate daughter Luci. Taking pity on the youngster, Robert and his wife, Amy, bring Luci into their home and treat her as one of the family. Luci's desperate need for love and the shock of going from a poverty-stricken environment to one of wealth, causes her to create havoc in the Quayles' home. She flagrantly flirts with the Quayles' teenaged son, Nicholas, coyly teases Robert by reminding him of her mother, and awakens Amy's latent lesbianism by sleeping with her in order to avoid recurring nightmares. Warned by Nicholas that she may be sent away, Luci offers her naked body to Robert but is rejected. Enraged, she slashes her face with a fork as Nicholas watches from a distance. Later, when the boy tries to wash away the revulsion he feels by taking a shower, Luci enters the bathroom. Associating the steam-filled room with her mother's death, Luci attacks Nicholas, and, as he slips unconscious to the tile floor, she confuses him with her mother and begins to sob. Once Nicholas has been moved to a hospital, the Quayles vow that Luci must leave their house. Luci, however, cunningly exposes the sexual hold she has over Amy and forces Robert to admit that he, too, is attracted to her. Confident that the Quayles lack the courage to evict her, Luci changes into a seductive dress and brazenly flirts with a neighbor, when he and his wife stop by for drinks.

Film Details

MPAA Rating
R
Genre
Adaptation
Drama
Release Date
Jan 1969
Premiere Information
New York opening: 19 Mar 1969
Production Company
Avton Film Productions
Distribution Company
Avco Embassy Pictures Corp.
Country
United Kingdom
Location
London, England, United Kingdom
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Baby Love by Tina Chad Christian (London, 1968).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 38m
Sound
Mono
Color
Color (Eastmancolor)

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Trivia

Notes

Location scenes filmed in and around London. Released in London in March 1969; running time: 93 min.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Spring March 19, 1969

Released in United States Spring March 19, 1969