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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 23 July 1958 (USA)
A TV repair man must care for the newborn triplets of his former hometown sweetheart, now a famous movie star, so her career will not suffer.

Director:

Frank Tashlin

Writers:

Frank Tashlin (screen story and screenplay), Preston Sturges (screenplay "The Miracle of Morgan's Creek")
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jerry Lewis ... Clayton Poole
Marilyn Maxwell ... Carla Naples
Reginald Gardiner ... Harold Hermann
Salvatore Baccaloni Salvatore Baccaloni ... Gigi 'Papa' Naples (as Baccaloni)
Hans Conried ... Mr. Wright
Isobel Elsom ... Mrs. Van Cleeve
James Gleason ... Doc Simpkins
Ida Moore ... Miss Bessie Polk
Gary Lewis Gary Lewis ... Young Clayton
Hope Emerson ... Mrs. Rogers
Alex Gerry ... Judge Jenkins
Mary Treen ... Nurse
Judy Franklin Judy Franklin ... Young Carla Naples
Connie Stevens ... Sandra Naples
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
George Sanders ... Danny Poole (scenes deleted)
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Storyline

Reworking of Preston Sturges' original story, The Miracle of Morgan's Creek. Clayton Poole's a small town TV repairman in a small town, who's still in love with his former hometown sweetheart, Carla Naples - who's now a famous movie star. When Carla becomes pregnant after a hasty marriage, the studio tells her a baby will ruin her career. She turns to the only peraon she can trust; Clayton,who sagrees to care for the baby Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Three times the fun of every picture ever...as Jerry plays babysitter to triplets! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Mr. Wright: After all, as chairman of the City Council my main function is to obstruct the due process of the law.
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Connections

Remake of The Miracle of Morgan's Creek (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

The White Virgin of the Nile
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by Marilyn Maxwell
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One of Lewis' better solo efforts
1 May 2006 | by JamesTCTSee all my reviews

I used to love Jerry Lewis films as a kid, and although I prefer the Lewis/Martin combos to his solo efforts, this would have to be one of my favorites.

I never used to like this, I found the slapstick unfunny, but it has grown on me over the years. Although the first 15-30 minutes aren't great, once Lewis is looking after the triplets there is a lot of fun to be had here, and Lewis plays his character with great pathos, in fact some parts of his performance are enough to bring tears, the way he portrays Claytons unrequited love for Carla.

The film also includes some lovely songs, particularly the Italian lullaby he sings with Papa Naples.

Recommended!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 July 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rock-a-Bye Baby See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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