Pretty Baby full movie is released on Apr 05, 1978. Watch Pretty Baby online - the English Drama movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $5,786,368. Pretty Baby is directed by Louis Malle and created by Polly Platt with Brooke Shields and Keith Carradine. Pretty Baby is available online on Hoopla and Amazon Video.

In 1917, in the red light district Storyville, New Orleans, the prostitute Hattie lives with her twelve year-old daughter Violet in the fancy brothel of Madame Nell, where she works. Photographer Ernest J. Bellocq has an attraction to Hallie and Violet and he is an habitué of the whorehouse. One day, Madame Nell auctions Violet's virginity and the winner pays the fortune of US$ 400 to spend the night with the girl. Then Hattie marries a wealthy client and moves to Saint Louis, leaving Violet in the brothel alone. Violet decides to marry Bellocq and she moves to his house. Until the day that Hattie, who has overcome her past, comes to Bellocq's house with the intention to take Violet with her.

As know as:

Puncka, La petite, Хубавицата, I kouklitsa tis Neas Orleanis, Csinos kislány

Release Date:

Apr 05, 1978

Release Date (Streaming):

Nov 18, 2003


United States



Production Companies:

Paramount Pictures

Gross worldwide:



The image of an adult world through a child's eyes., In 1917, in the red-light district of New Orleans, they called her "Pretty Baby"., 1917. The red-light district of New Orleans. The story of the women. The photographer. And the prostitute's daughter.


Tom Milne
Sight & Sound
A sentimental education beautifully played by both Carradine and Brooke Shields.
by rottentomatoes, Mar 17, 2020
Judith Martin
Washington Post
It takes a robust and humorous approach to life in a brothel, where the work done is less important than the community spirit; and "naughty" would be a far better word to describe the sex scenes, while the rest is decidedly nice.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 01, 2018
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Louis Malle's Pretty Baby is a pleasant surprise: After all the controversy and scandal surrounding its production, it turns out to be a good-hearted, good-looking, quietly elegiac movie.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 01, 2018

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