Possibly the best horror film ever made, this brilliant adaptation of Ira Levin's best-selling novel is the story of a loving young New York City couple who are expecting their first child. Like most first-time mothers, Rosemary experiences confusion and fear. Her husband, an ambitious but unsuccessful actor, makes a pact with the devil that promises to send his career skyward. Director Roman Polanski elicits uniformly extraordinary performance from the all-star cast. Ruth Gordon won an Oscar® for her performance as an oversolicitous next-door neighbor in this classic chiller.
In Roman Polanski's first American film, adapted from Ira Levin's horror bestseller, a young wife (Mia Farrow) comes to believe that her offspring is not of this world.
1968-06-13 | Renata Adler | Read the New York Times Review of Rosemary's Baby