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Bundle of Joy
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Director:
Writers:
Norman Krasna (screen play) &
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Release Date:
12 December 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Kitschy musical remake of "Bachelor Mother". Debbie Reynolds plays an over-eager clerk in a large department... See more » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
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The Big C Review: Getting Juicy
 (From TVfanatic. 20 May 2012, 8:00 PM, PDT)

The Big C Review: Bundles of Joy
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I was the baby - wow, what a star! See more (21 total) »

Cast

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Eddie Fisher ... Dan Merlin

Debbie Reynolds ... Polly Parish

Adolphe Menjou ... J.B. Merlin

Tommy Noonan ... Freddie Miller

Nita Talbot ... Mary
Una Merkel ... Mrs. Dugan
Melville Cooper ... Adams, the Butler
Bill Goodwin ... Mr. Creely

Howard McNear ... Mr. Appleby
Robert H. Harris ... Mr. Hargraves
Mary Treen ... Matron
Edward Brophy ... Dance Contest Judge (as Edward S. Brophy)

Gil Stratton ... Mike Clancy
Scott Douglas ... Bill Rand
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Roxanne Arlen ... Blonde (uncredited)
Katherine Barrett ... Secretary (uncredited)
Bonnie Bolding ... Louise (uncredited)

Lesley-Marie Colburn ... Little Girl (uncredited)
Douglas Evans ... Doctor (uncredited)
Elizabeth Flournoy ... Dan's Secretary (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Shopping Extra (uncredited)
James Gonzalez ... Dancer (uncredited)
David Gray ... The Baby (uncredited)
Donald Gray ... The Baby (uncredited)
Ed Hinton ... Cop (uncredited)
Pamela Jayson ... J.B.'s Secretary (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Joe Lanza ... Dancer (uncredited)
Lyle Latell ... Head Bouncer (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Cashier (uncredited)
Babe London ... Fat Woman (uncredited)
Paul Maxey ... Santa Claus (uncredited)
Gil Perkins ... Bouncer (uncredited)
Allan Ray ... Judge (uncredited)
Joey Ray ... Attendant (uncredited)
Mabel Rea ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Hal Taggart ... Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Leon Tyler ... Stock Boy (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Taurog 
 
Writing credits
Norman Krasna (screen play) &
Robert Carson (screen play) and
Arthur Sheekman (screen play)

Felix Jackson (story)

Produced by
Edmund Grainger .... producer
 
Cinematography by
William E. Snyder (director of photography) (as William Snyder)
 
Film Editing by
Harry Marker 
 
Art Direction by
Albert S. D'Agostino 
Walter Holscher 
 
Set Decoration by
Eli Benneche 
 
Costume Design by
Howard Shoup (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Harry Maret .... makeup supervisor (as Harry Maret Jr.)
Mel Berns .... key makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Cliff P. Broughton .... unit production manager (as Cliff Broughton)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Emerson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Terry Kellum .... sound
Jean L. Speak .... sound (as Jean Speak)
 
Music Department
Walter Scharf .... conductor: background score
Walter Scharf .... music adaptor: background score
Hugo Winterhalter .... conductor: songs for Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
Hugo Winterhalter .... music arranger: songs for Eddie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds
 
Other crew
Nick Castle .... choreographer
 
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Runtime:
98 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Finland:S | USA:Approved (PCA #18147)

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Trivia:
Around 1956, singer Eddie Fisher and his agent Lew Wasserman were discussing roles for Fisher's acting debut. A project being discussed at the time was "What Makes Sammy Run?" by Budd Schulberg and Stuart Schulberg. Fisher wanted to play aggressive producer Sammy Glick, "the ultimate Jewish hustler. I knew a lot of real Sammy Glicks and I felt confident that was a character I could play." Lew Wasserman decided that the character was too much of a classic negative Jewish stereotype and that it would be bad for Fisher to play it. So Fisher went in the complete opposite direction (in retrospect, perhaps too far) with then-wife Debbie Reynolds in this squeaky clean comedy that Fisher hated, made to capitalize on the birth of their daughter, future Star Wars (1977) "Princess Leia" Carrie Fisher. The Schulberg project was eventually produced in 2 parts as "Sunday Showcase (1959)" {What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 1 (#1.2)} and "Sunday Showcase (1959)" {What Makes Sammy Run?: Part 2 (#1.3)} with Larry Blyden in the role.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Wishful Drinking (2010) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Never Felt This Way BeforeSee more »

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38 out of 44 people found the following review useful.
I was the baby - wow, what a star!, 5 September 2003
Author: Dave Gray (psboy@charter.net) from Seattle, Washington

I might be considered biased in my view because my twin brother Don and I played the baby in Bundle of Joy. We were only a year old, and lived in the San Fernando Valley area of L.A. when we were picked out of approximately 200 sets of twin boys to be the baby in the movie. Over the years, I have heard my mom and other relatives tell many stories of the filming of this movie, and being VIP guests at the premier movie opening in Hollywood. I have, of course, seen the movie countless times over the years, and still like to watch it and laugh at the cute smiling babies we once were. My mom had to be on the set with us whenever we were filming, by state law. She has told us that Debbie Reynolds was a truely remarkable actress and treated us extremely well. Adolphe Menjou treated us like his own grand kids. Unfortunately, she also said that not everyone in the movie industry was so nice, and our parents decided not to sign a contract with RKO Pictures which would have allowed us to be in more films. Oh well, our short movie career aside, we both have grown up and are very happy in our own careers. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes light-hearted films with happy endings!

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