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The stooges mistakenly kidnap a baby they find on their doorstep. When the cops and the baby's mother come looking for the baby, the boys panic and flee into the country with the cops (one ... See full summary »

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The stooges mistakenly kidnap a baby they find on their doorstep. When the cops and the baby's mother come looking for the baby, the boys panic and flee into the country with the cops (one of them is the baby's father) pursuing them by motorcycle. It all ends happily with the baby reunited with its parents and the stooges running off disguised as bushes. Written by Mitch Shapiro <mshapiro@a.crl.com>

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13 November 1942 (USA)  »

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Their First Baby  »

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Trivia

Curly sings a "nonsense song" with lyrics imagining he was a Brazilian coffee bean. See more »

Goofs

When Larry says "I'm Sorry Moe!" after stabbing him with the scissors, his mouth isn't moving. See more »

Quotes

[trying to eat an artichoke]
Curly: I'd like to meet the guy who invented these barbed-wire pineapples!
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Remake of My Little Feller (1937) See more »

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One of the Better Stooges Shorts
21 February 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Sock-a-Bye Baby (1942)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

Hilarious shorts has The Three Stooges waking up from a deep sleep after hearing a baby crying. Thinking it's a tomcat, the boys go out on the porch to throw shoes at it but they then see a baby in a basket and plan on becoming fathers. The plan is going well until they hear that a baby has been kidnapped.

SOCK-A-BYE BABY is one of the better shorts from the Stooges as it contains pretty much one big laugh right after another. There are so many funny moments here but one of the highlights has to be the sequence where the three men are sleeping on the floor and Curly thinks he tickling the baby but of course it turns out to be Moe. The slapstick violence that the boys are best remembered for is one full display here but the best moments of the film simply show them trying their hardest to be good fathers but just always doing something wrong. There's also some very funny dialogue here including one line dealing with a certain member being one-third a father.


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