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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 July 1958 (USA)
An average television repairman must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

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Harold Hermann
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Gigi 'Papa' Naples (as Baccaloni)
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Mrs. Van Cleeve
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Ida Moore ...
Miss Bessie Polk
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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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Loaded with SONGS! Loaded with LAUGHS! Loaded with TECHNICOLOR! See more »

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When young Clayton is Singing to the girl the actor who plays young clayton is Gary Lewis, Jerry Lewis real life son. See more »

Quotes

Clayton Poole: ...I even took a muscle building course so that you wouldn't laugh at me when I went swimming. But that didn't do any good, 'cause I couldn't find my muscles to build them up.
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Spoofs Jailhouse Rock (1957) 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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Typical Jerry Lewis of the day. Provides showcase for his talents.
28 December 1999 | by (Frankfort IN) – See all my reviews

Saw this film in its original release and later on some television re-runs. I like the film because it allows Jerry to face the situations that make for a movie that is a lot of fun. He is called upon to watch twin babies of a girl he thinks he is in love with who is a movie star, so while she goes all over the world filming he gets a crash course in baby rearing. Connie Stevens at her best is also along as a girl who really likes him. Some of the moves she put on him are quite risque for the 50's. Jerry does it all in this film. I like this period of his career after he broke up with Dean Martin. He made some great films until he transferred to Columbia. He seemed to get too much control of what he did and most of these films are quite unfunny. The wonderful Paramount's including this film, Who's Minding the Store, and his best in my opinion The Nutty Professor show him in his heyday. It's hard to imagine a theater full of families laughing so hard but I assure you they did, I was there.


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