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Parents Shirley Jones and Max Bygraves portray parents of the title character, an infant who talks like an adult.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Betty Barnaby
Max Bygraves ...
Benjamin 'Ben' Barnaby
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Lydia Simmons
Barbara Shelley ...
Valerie
Colin Gordon ...
Dr. Phillips
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
Luke Parker (as Charles Tingwell)
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Gregory Mason
Charles Carson ...
Sir Jason Crandall
Rupert Davies ...
Jock Fleming
Noel Hood ...
Nurse
David Lodge ...
Hargreave, Investigator from Scotland Yard
John Welsh ...
Admiral
Bill Nagy ...
Rogers, the butler
Murray Kash ...
Johnson, FBI Agent
Arnold Diamond ...
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Parents Shirley Jones and Max Bygraves portray parents of the title character, an infant who talks like an adult.

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Meet the World's Youngest Financial Wizard!

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25 April 1960 (Denmark)  »

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Den klarer baby  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Bobbikins Lullaby
Written and Sung by Max Bygraves
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Bad title, worse movie
2 September 2014 | by (California) – See all my reviews

British comic Max Bygraves plays a song-and-dance man who comes home from an 18-month stint in the navy to his American wife (Shirley Jones) and his toddler son and tries to get back into show business. When he does a good deed for a fellow entertainer, his son reveals to him that he can actually talk like an adult, but that he'll only talk to him and not his mother ("you know how women talk, it won't be long before everybody knows I can talk") and his dad uses his son's ability to play the stock market and get rich.

Bygraves' brash, loud, over-the-top character wears thin quickly, and his sudden bursting into a squealing, high-pitched, almost mad- scientist laugh makes his character even more annoying. Jones and Bygraves don't connect at all--you wonder what a sweet, gentle, girl like Jones' character could possibly see in a loud-mouthed, braying, not particularly bright idiot like Bygraves--and the scenes where Bobbikins talks aren't done very well at all. Jones warbles a few songs but they're syrupy, juvenile and forgettable.

The young boy who plays Bobbkins is adorable, but other than he and Shirley Jones--and a small but funny bit by Lionel Jeffries as a greedy stockbroker--there's really no reason to watch this picture.


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