Pretty Baby

Pretty Baby (1978)

In 1917, in the red-light district of New Orleans, they called her "Pretty Baby"

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1978-04-05
  • User Rating: 6.4/10 from 114 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
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Hattie, a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet. When Violet is brought on as a working girl by her mother's madam and Hattie skips town to get married, Violet quickly loses her innocence and focuses on reuniting with Bellocq. But a life with Bellocq is compromised for Violet after her mother returns to town.

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    Production Juliet Taylor Casting
    Editing Suzanne Baron Supervising Editor
    Art James L. Berkey Set Decoration
    Production Gary Chason Casting
    Camera Sven Nykvist Director of Photography
    Directing Louis Malle Director
    Production Louis Malle Producer
    Writing Louis Malle Story
    Writing Polly Platt Screenplay
    Writing Polly Platt Story
    Production Polly Platt Associate Producer
    Art Trevor Williams Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Dave Grayson Makeup Artist
    Costume & Make-Up Mina Mittelman Costume Supervisor
    Directing Alan Greedy Script Supervisor
    Editing Suzanne Fenn Editor
    Production Tony Wade Unit Production Manager
    Art Mark Wade Property Master
    Costume & Make-Up Charlene Johnson Hairstylist
    Costume & Make-Up Charlene Roberson Makeup Artist
    Camera Michael McGowan Camera Operator
    Sound Donald F. Johnson Sound Mixer
    Directing Donald Heitzer Assistant Director
    Crew Greg Van Dyke Transportation Coordinator
    Sound Jerry Wexler Music Supervisor
    Sound Skip Godwin Sound Engineer
    Directing Toby Lovallo Second Assistant Director
    Directing John M. Poer Assistant Director
    Editing Ruth Blakeslee Assistant Editor
    Editing Mateel Hoppe Assistant Editor
    Editing Alice Miller Assistant Editor
    Sound Raymond Burke Musician
    Sound Louis Cottrell Musician
    Sound Bob Greene Musician
    Crew Ferdinand 'Jelly Roll' Morton Additional Music
    Sound Kid Thomas Musician
    Production Al Rose Researcher