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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

 -  Comedy  -  23 July 1958 (USA)
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A Movie star has triplets, but does not want her beloved public to find out. Has she made a mistake in hiring Jerry Lewis as the babysitter ?

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Marilyn Maxwell ...
Reginald Gardiner ...
Harold Hermann
Salvatore Baccaloni ...
Gigi 'Papa' Naples (as Baccaloni)
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Mr. Wright
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Van Cleeve
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Doc Simpkins
Ida Moore ...
Miss Bessie Polk
Gary Lewis ...
Hope Emerson ...
Mrs. Rogers
Alex Gerry ...
Judge Jenkins
Mary Treen ...
Nurse
Judy Franklin ...
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Danny Poole (scenes deleted)
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About the only thing kept in this film from Preston Sturges original story for "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" is a girl that gets drunk, gets married, gets pregnant and doesn't even remember any of it. A major difference is that "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek" was a classic comedy and "Rock-a-Bye Baby" isn't. This time out, Clayton Poole is a small town TV repairman who is still in love with his former hometown sweetheart, Carla Naples, who is now a famous movie queen. When Carla becomes pregnant due to a hasty marriage in Mexico, which she has forgotten about, the studio tells her a baby will ruin her career so she turns to Clayton, the only person she can trust, and he agrees to care for the baby when it is born. Carla gives birth to triplets and Clayton finds he must get married before he can adopt them. He marries Sandy, Carla's younger sister who has always loved him. The press learns about Carla's triplets and she tells reporters she is secretly married to Clayton. Clayton, ... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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23 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Was re-released on a double bill with Don't Give Up the Ship (1959) in 1963. See more »

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Remake of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1944) See more »

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The Land of La-La-La
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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Jerry Lewis and three babies

A famous movie star has triplets, but doesn't want the public to find out.So she leaves the babies to Clayton Poole (Lewis) to babysit.Bad mistake?I think not.I think he does a pretty good job if you ask me.Rock-a-Bye Baby is a great Jerry Lewis movie from 1958.It has that Jerry's well known slapstick comedy and it's also a warm and touching movie at the same time. It is beautiful to watch Jerry and Salvatore Baccaloni singing Dormi-Dormi-Dormi.This is a movie that makes you laugh and a movie that may make you cry.I didn't cry.I rather laugh when I'm watching a movie.Especially a Jerry Lewis movie.I'm funny that way. But anyway, watch Rock-a-Bye Baby if you want to see a funny and tender Jerry Lewis comedy.


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