The Many Faces of Rosemary’s Baby


On the 45th anniversary of the premiere of Roman Polański’s Rosemary’s Baby, Culture.pl offers this collection of the film’s posters from around the world.  From the demonic hand featured on the Polish poster to the baby carriage ominously silhouetted on the German advertisement, Rosemary’s Baby has assumed a multitude of faces over the years – many of them as unnerving as the iconic film itself.

Japanese poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumJapanese poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

 

Rosemary Woodhouse: This is no dream! This is really happening!

 

English poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumEnglish poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

 

Minnie Castevet: He chose you, honey! From all the women in the world to be the mother of his only living son!

 

Polish poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumPolish poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: Witches... All of them, witches!

 

Polish poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumPolish poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

 

Rosemary: What have you done to him? What have you done to his eyes, you maniacs!
Roman Castevet: He has his father's eyes.
Rosemary: What do you mean? Guy's eyes are normal!

 

German poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumGerman poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Roman: Rock him.
Rosemary: You're trying to get me to be his mother.
Roman: Aren't you his mother?

 

German poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumGerman poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: What's in this drink?
Minnie: Snips and snails and puppy dogs' tails.
Rosemary: Oh? And what if we wanted a girl?
Minnie: Do you?
Rosemary: Well, it would be nice if the first one was a boy.

 

French poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumFrench poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Elise Dunstan: Rosie, a pain like that is a clear sign that something is not right. We just want you to get another opinion, see someone else, that's all.

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Dr. Abe Sapirstein: Come with us quietly, Rosemary. Don't argue or make a scene. Because if you say anything more about witches or witchcraft, we're gonna be forced to take you to a mental hospital. You don't want that, do you?

 

Croatian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumCroatian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: Pain, begone, I will have no more of thee!

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: They use blood in their rituals, and the blood with the most power is babies' blood!

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Edward "Hutch" Hutchins: Pregnant women are supposed to gain, not lose weight!

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: I dreamed someone was raping me. I think it was someone inhuman.
Guy Woodhouse: Thanks a lot.

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Roman: I think we're offending Rosemary...
Rosemary: I wasn't offended, really I wasn't.
Roman: You're not religious, my dear, are you?
Rosemary: I was brought up a Catholic... now, I don't know.

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Mrs. Gilmore: We're your friends, Rosemary. There's nothing to be scared about. Honest and truly, there isn't!

 

Italian poster for Rosemary's Baby, photo: The Łódź Film MuseumItalian poster for Rosemary's Baby, poster from the collection of The Łódź Film Museum

Rosemary: Awful things happen in every apartment house.

 

Edited by Alena Aniskiewicz

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