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13 November 1942 (USA) See more »
The stooges mistakenly kidnap a baby they find on their doorstep. When the cops and the baby's mother come looking for the baby... See more » | Add synopsis »
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One of the Better Stooges Shorts See more (4 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Curly Howard ... Curly (as Curly)

Larry Fine ... Larry (as Larry)

Moe Howard ... Moe (as Moe)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vernon Dent ... 1st Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Roadside Worker (uncredited)
Joyce Gardner ... Little Jimmy Collins (uncredited)
Julie Gibson ... Mrs. Collins (uncredited)
Bud Jamison ... Pete - Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)
Clarence Straight ... Sam Collins - Motorcycle Cop (uncredited)

Directed by
Jules White 
Writing credits
Clyde Bruckman (story)

Clyde Bruckman (screenplay)

Produced by
Jules White .... producer
Cinematography by
Benjamin H. Kline  (as Benjamin Kline)
Film Editing by
Jerome Thoms 
Crew believed to be complete

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18 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)

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Curly sings a "nonsense song" with lyrics imagining he was a Brazilian coffee bean.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Larry says "I'm Sorry Moe!" after stabbing him with the scissors, his mouth isn't moving.See more »
Moe:Isn't he cute?
Curly:Gee, I wonder if I looked like that when I was delivered by the stork.
Moe:When you were born, you were delivered by a buzzard.
Curly:Oh, special delivery, eh?
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Movie Connections:
Remake of My Little Feller (1937)See more »


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One of the Better Stooges Shorts, 21 February 2015
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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