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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | | Comedy | 23 July 1958 (USA)
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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Complete credited cast:
Harold Hermann
Salvatore Baccaloni ...
Gigi 'Papa' Naples (as Baccaloni)
Mr. Wright
Isobel Elsom ...
Mrs. Van Cleeve
Doc Simpkins
Ida Moore ...
Miss Bessie Polk
Gary Lewis ...
Mrs. Rogers
Judge Jenkins
Judy Franklin ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Danny Poole (scenes deleted)


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Release Date:

23 July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Babysitter  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Carlos the bull fighter, picture in the newspaper is Jack Benny (comedian). See more »


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Rock-a-Bye Baby
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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