Test Tube Babies (1948)

Test Tube Babies (1948)

Released: 1948
Genre: Drama, Genre
Director: W. Merle Connell
Starring: Timothy Farrell, William Thomason, Dorothy Duke, ,
Run time: 70 min
IMDb: 2.9/10
Country: USA
Views: 102219


A happily-married couple having no luck with starting their family finally discover that the husband is sterile. Their family doctor suggests that they think about artificial insemination, which at the time was considered to be quite scandalous.
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User Reviews: Test Tube Babies is a late 1940s exploitation flick about a boring couple who are unable to conceive. In spite of their wholesomeness they have a wild party at their house with lecherous men, silly drunks, and strippers! The couple seek a doctor’s advice on their options for having a child.

This movie is hilarious for its unintended humor. In one scene the couple are in the doctor’s office, and after being told that her husband is sterile and cannot father a child for her, the wife misunderstands the doctor and thinks that he is offering to do the deed! The scene with the wild stag party is unforgettable, especially the cat fight featuring two women wrestling around on the floor clawing at each other’s clothes. My favorite scene has to be the one where the doctor comes out to speak to the nervous husband and advises him, "Pull yourself together and have a cigarette", then asks the husband to go buy some smokes for him, too! My how times have changed.

One star for the terrible wooden acting, one star for the cat fight and one star for hilarious medical advice = 3 stars from me.

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