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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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Marilyn Maxwell ...
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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 ...
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Mrs. Rogers
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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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Loaded with SONGS! Loaded with LAUGHS! Loaded with TECHNICOLOR! See more »

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23 July 1958 (USA)  »

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Trivia

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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Connections

Spoofs Jailhouse Rock (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Rock-a-Bye Baby
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Sung by Jerry Lewis
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My grandchildren love this movie!
1 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am a fan of Jerry Lewis' early movies so when I shared this movie with my 11 and 5 year old grandsons, I was tickled to death when they laughed themselves silly watching it! They loved it from the first scenes with the runaway fire hose to the ending where Jerry makes those wild and crazy faces! I wish there were movies like this today (other than animated ones) that you could go see as a family. We owe it to our children and grandchildren to share as many movies like this with them as we can, because otherwise they won't get the chance to see genuine hilarity. Comedians and writers of today think dirty language and bathroom humor are funny. Who needs that? This is one of my favorite Lewis movies.


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