Internationally-acclaimed director Louis Malle has taken a taboo subject — child prostitution — and has created in Pretty Baby a film of humanity and beauty. E. J. Bellocq (Keith Carradine) was a pho- tographer obsessed with the prostitutes in New Orleans' red-light district. Violet (12-year-old Brooke Shields), a young girl in 1917. bewitches Carradine with her curious naive coquettishness. Malle's level-headed treatment of controversial themes, his protean talents, and varied cinematic fare offer consistent rewards for the film-goer.
Director: Louis Malle
Cast: Brooke Shields, Keith Carradine, Susan Sarandon, Frances Faye, Antonio Fargas, Matthew Anton, Diana Scarwid, Barbara Steele, Seret Scott, Cheryl Markowitz, Susan Manskey, Laura Zimmerman, Miz Mary, Gerrit Graham
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