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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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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 ...
Alex Gerry ...
Judge Jenkins
Mary Treen ...
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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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He's The "Mother" of The Year!

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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 White Virgin of the Nile
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Marilyn Maxwell
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A Jerry Lewis Musical / Comedy
27 March 2005 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This is another typical Jerry Lewis comedy. Overall, it will make you laugh. But more, this is a musical that makes you laugh. Jerry Lewis hits a home run for his typical audience. No surprises here, if you are a fan of his work, this is a treat. Then again, the supporting cast including Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens and Salvatore Baccaloni make it more than just a Jerry Lewis comedy. Baccaloni is perfect. At first you hate him and then love him. Connie Stevens is beyond beautiful. She is as sexy as she can be for the decade. She plays the perfect girl next door who is head over heels for Jerry. The trick is, it is Jerry who is playing hard to get. This adds to the wonderful genre that Lewis created in his comedies. This is a nice story that offends nobody. This is hard to do when making a successful comedy. Somewhere, usually someone is the butt of the joke. Here, Jerry is the butt as well as the rest of the cigarette (wink wink).


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