Elizabeth Christman’s novel A Nice Italian Girl was the source for the TV-movie Black Market Baby. Desi Arnaz Jr. plays a slick lothario who is paid by an illicit adoption agency to impregnate impressionable college student Linda Purl. The racketeers stand to make $50,000 by selling the baby to an anxious middle-aged couple. When Arnaz falls in love with Purl and tries to help her keep her baby, the crooks take swift and violent action.
Director: Robert Day.
Stars: Linda Purl, Desi Arnaz Jr., Jessica Walter, David Doyle, Tom Bosley, Bill Bixby, Tracy Brooks Swope, Annie Potts, Allen Joseph, Argentina Brunetti, Tom Pedi.