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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''So much of it''. Silva and Baby Doll's interactions are filled with sexual tension. The film doesn't show what they were up to when playing "chauffeur", though it does imply offscreen sex or seduction when Silva curls up in Baby Doll's crib.

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%% * GettingCrapPastTheRadar: ''So much of it''. Silva GettingCrapPastThe Radar: Due to overwhelming and Baby Doll's interactions persistent misuse, GCPTR is on-page examples only until 01 June 2021. If you are filled with sexual tension. The film doesn't show what they were up reading this in the future, please check the trope page to when playing "chauffeur", though it does imply offscreen sex or seduction when Silva curls up in Baby Doll's crib.make sure your example fits the current definition.


'''Silva Vacarro:''' No, you just smile, Mrs. Meighan. You got an attractive smile. [[HeroicDimples Dimples]].

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'''Silva Vacarro:''' No, you just smile, Mrs. Meighan. You got an attractive smile. [[HeroicDimples Dimples]].Dimples.

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* WhenSheSmiles: Silvia tells Baby Doll that she has a beautiful smile and asks her to smile again.
-->'''Silva Vacarro:''' You make me think of cotton. No! No fabric or cloth, not even satin or silk cloth, and no kind of fiber, not even cotton fiber, has the absolute delicacy to your skin.\\
'''Baby Doll:''' Well, what should I say? Thanks or somethin'?\\
'''Silva Vacarro:''' No, you just smile, Mrs. Meighan. You got an attractive smile. [[HeroicDimples Dimples]].

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* ComfortingComforter: Baby Doll throws a blanket over Silva while he goes to sleep in her crib.

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* AntiHero: Baby Doll is not a bad person but she can be spoiled and emotionally manipulative.


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* HenpeckedHusband: Archie Lee is this to an extent, although he's not a very pleasant man to have as a husband.


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* MaleGaze: Archie Lee looking through a hole in the wall at a sleeping Baby Doll reflects the male audience's own view of her.


* SexyDiscretionShot: Silva is invited to sleep in Baby Doll's "crib", and Baby Doll puts a blanket over him. When we next see them, Silva is still asleep in the crib and Baby Doll is dressed in a slip, her hand in his. When Archie Lee comes home and they have dinner together, Silva remarks that Baby Doll is "grown up all of a sudden". This subtly implies that something intimate has definitely gone between them.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Silva is invited to sleep in Baby Doll's "crib", and Baby Doll puts a blanket over him. When we next see them, Silva is still asleep in the crib and Baby Doll is dressed in a slip, her hand in his. When Archie Lee comes home and they have dinner together, Silva remarks that Baby Doll is "grown up all of a sudden". This subtly implies that something intimate has definitely gone on between them.

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* SexyDiscretionShot: Silva is invited to sleep in Baby Doll's "crib", and Baby Doll puts a blanket over him. When we next see them, Silva is still asleep in the crib and Baby Doll is dressed in a slip, her hand in his. When Archie Lee comes home and they have dinner together, Silva remarks that Baby Doll is "grown up all of a sudden". This subtly implies that something intimate has definitely gone between them.


* AntiVillain: Both Archie Lee and Silva to a degree. Archie Lee is abusive and a pervert, but he gets no respect from his workers, his wife is drifting away from him already and he's in debt because of his bad luck. Silva is cunning and conniving, but held no malice towards Archie Lee before his gin was burned down, and faces prejudice in Mississippi for being a "wop" (racial slur for Italian or Sicilian)

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* AntiVillain: Both Archie Lee and Silva to a degree. Archie Lee is abusive and a pervert, but he gets no respect from his workers, his wife is drifting away from him already and he's in debt because of his bad luck. Silva is cunning and conniving, but held no malice towards Archie Lee before his gin was burned down, and faces prejudice in Mississippi for being a "wop" (racial slur for Italian or Sicilian)Sicilian); he takes justice into his own hands because if he testified against Archie Lee, he'd lose easily because he's a foreigner.


* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Silva suggestively straddles a rocking horse and whips it while listening to Smiley Lewis' "Shame, Shame, Shame".

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Silva suggestively straddles sneaks into the house, finds a rocking horse in the nursery and whips raucously straddles and hits it with his riding crop while listening to Smiley Lewis' "Shame, Shame, Shame".Shame" plays.

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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything: Silva suggestively straddles a rocking horse and whips it while listening to Smiley Lewis' "Shame, Shame, Shame".


* AntiVillain: Both Archie Lee and Silva to a degree. Archie Lee is abusive and a pervert, but he gets no respect from his workers, his wife is drifting away from him already and he's in debt because of his bad luck. Silva is cunning and conniving, but held no malice towards Archie Lee before his gin was burned down, and faces prejudice in Mississippi for being a "wop" (racial slur for Sicilian)

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* AntiVillain: Both Archie Lee and Silva to a degree. Archie Lee is abusive and a pervert, but he gets no respect from his workers, his wife is drifting away from him already and he's in debt because of his bad luck. Silva is cunning and conniving, but held no malice towards Archie Lee before his gin was burned down, and faces prejudice in Mississippi for being a "wop" (racial slur for Sicilian)Italian or Sicilian)
* ArrangedMarriage: Baby Doll's marriage to Archie Lee was arranged.


''Baby Doll'' is a 1956 BlackComedy film, written by Creator/TennesseeWilliams and directed by Creator/EliaKazan. The film starred Creator/CarrollBaker, Creator/KarlMalden and Creator/EliWallach, and was Wallach's first theatrical film.

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''Baby Doll'' is a 1956 BlackComedy {{black comedy}} drama film, written by Creator/TennesseeWilliams and directed by Creator/EliaKazan. The film starred Creator/CarrollBaker, Creator/KarlMalden and Creator/EliWallach, and was Wallach's first theatrical film.



The film was banned in the United States for twenty years because it was too scandalous for the time, even though it earned Eli Wallach a Golden Globe Award, and Carroll Baker an Academy Award nomination.

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The film was banned in the United States for twenty years because it was too scandalous for the time, even though it earned Eli Wallach a Golden Globe Award, and Carroll Baker an Academy Award nomination.
nomination. The film is credited with originating the name and popularity of the babydoll nightgown.
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* MaybeEverAfter: Unlike in Tennessee Williams' original screenplay, it's not made clear whether Baby Doll and Silva will get together, or if he'll forget about her and move his business elsewhere.

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* ManBitesMan: Baby Doll bites Silva on the ankle while they're romping on the upper floor together.
* MaybeEverAfter: Unlike in Tennessee Williams' original screenplay, it's not made clear whether Baby Doll and Silva will get together, or if he'll forget about her and move his business elsewhere.

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* HollywoodKiss: An extremely passionate one between Baby Doll and Silva.

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* SignificantWardrobeShift: For most of the film Baby Doll wears white or light colours reflecting her purity and virginity. Then in the third act, she wears black clothes like Silva, to imply that she had sex with him.

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