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      Rock-a-Bye Baby

      Released Jul 23, 1958 1h 43m Comedy List
      63% Tomatometer 8 Reviews 82% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) is a TV repairman who still has feelings for his old high school girlfriend, Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell). Trouble is, Carla is now a glamorous movie star and the wife of a Mexican bullfighter. When her husband is tragically killed and she needs to keep the baby a secret, the star turns to Clayton for help. He is thrilled at the prospect of acting as babysitter. But Carla neglects to tell him she actually had triplets. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      Bosley Crowther New York Times A very average farce. Rated: 2.5/5 Mar 25, 2006 Full Review Time Out The gear-change from manic slapstick (watch out for the berserk hosepipe) to cringing sentimentality about babies and nappies is hard to take. Feb 9, 2006 Full Review Isabel Quigly The Spectator At the Hampstead Everyman, there is a timely and welcome season of Ingmar Bergman's films. Jul 16, 2018 Full Review Jeffrey M. Anderson Combustible Celluloid Seems like not much more than a placeholder during this otherwise remarkable time. Feb 24, 2012 Full Review Sean Axmaker Parallax View [Director Frank] Tashlin... was all about the gag and helped define Lewis as a walking cartoon, the rubberface spastic adolescent in a grown-up body. Feb 19, 2012 Full Review Steve Crum Video-Reviewmaster.com Jerry Lewis plays baby sitter in this knockabout Frank Tashlin comedy. Rated: 3/5 Feb 22, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Jerry Lewis is jumping and screaming like a maniac in Rock-A-Bye Baby. He plays a man named Clayton Poole who takes care of triplets after they were left on his doorstep by his ex-girlfriend. The film starts off with a good musical number performed by Jerry Lewis but the film doesn't get any better from there. The art direction along with some of the props in this film look phony. The writing by Frank Tashlin was pretty questionable at times as he tries to bring his Looney Tunes material unto the big screen but they are a hit and miss. Rock-A-Bye Baby started off respectably good but ended up as a boring and unfunny film. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review euler n Jerry Lewis acting, alone, save this movie. It's almost a musical, but the very good composer Harry Warren does not bring very good songs here (except the last one). Despite the title, it's not about rock (again, except the last song). Good values, family values, criticism to the alpha males, but the black guys should have been treated better. This movie is typical from the 1950's, but still a good choice for entertainment. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Jessica C This was a fun movie! It's simple humor yet so good! Absolutely adore Jerry Lewis as well. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/20 Full Review Audience Member Probably Lewis's best vehicle without himself at the helm. Lewis found a kindred spirit (and probably mentor) in Tashlin, who's colorful, goofy, gag-oriented style is very similar to Lewis's own. Adapted rather freely from a superior Miracle at Morgan's Creek, there are only a few moments that ring false (why is Stevens so in love with Lewis). Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/23 Full Review Audience Member Sometimes very silly, but the film is a true heartwarm and present quite funny moments. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member one of the best movies ever.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) is a TV repairman who still has feelings for his old high school girlfriend, Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell). Trouble is, Carla is now a glamorous movie star and the wife of a Mexican bullfighter. When her husband is tragically killed and she needs to keep the baby a secret, the star turns to Clayton for help. He is thrilled at the prospect of acting as babysitter. But Carla neglects to tell him she actually had triplets.
      Director
      Frank Tashlin
      Producer
      Jerry Lewis
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Jul 23, 1958, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Nov 8, 2018
      Runtime
      1h 43m
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