The Baby Maker(1970)
Free-spirited Tish Gray once had a baby and placed it up for adoption. She is contacted by a friend who introduces her to another childless couple, Jay and Suzanne Wilcox who are unable to have any of their own due to the wife's inability to have children. Tish accepts the offer to be their surrogate, however, what she thinks is a "simple" business arrangement, is not as easy as it seems when she must allow herself to be impregnated by Jay causing a strain on Tish's relationship with her hippie boyfriend Tad not to mention one on the insecure Suzanne. Things get twice as complicated when cultures clash between the middle class Wilcoxes and Tish's Love Generation friends while her feelings towards the surrogate and the father-to-be grow stronger and deeper than either party wanted. Written and directed by James Bridges (who also marks his directorial debut).
Cast of Characters
Barbara Hershey....Tish Gray
Collin Wlicox-Horne....Suzanne Wilcox
Sam Groom....Jay Wilcox
Scott Glenn....Tad Jacks
Lili Valenty....Mrs. Culnick
Phyllis Coates....Tish's Mother
Madge Kennedy....Tish's Grandmother
Ray Hemphill....Toy Store 'Killer'
Bob Pickett....Dr. Simms
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