Rock-a-Bye Baby

Rock-a-Bye Baby

Frank Tashlin (1958)

U Certificate
Sun 26 Nov 6:30am - 8:40am TCM


Our Score
A famous movie star (Marilyn Maxwell), whose marriage has been kept secret in order to preserve her glamorous image, gives birth to triplets, another event that needs hushing up, and turns to a lifelong besotted fan, a bachelor, to take care of the infant trio. He is Jerry Lewis, pursuing his post-Dean Martin, solo career and calling on his full repertoire of frenzied lunacy. The effect, without Martin as foil, is akin to being hit on the head with a sandbag, but Lewis addicts should be happy with that.


A movie star finds herself unexpectedly pregnant after a wild night out in Mexico, and decides to cover it up for the sake of her career. She persuades a childhood friend to adopt the baby when it is born - but he is not expecting her to give birth to triplets, nor that he will be forced to marry her sister to keep up the pretence. Comedy, starring Jerry Lewis and Marilyn Maxwell.

Cast & Crew

Clayton Poole Jerry Lewis
Carla Naples Marilyn Maxwell
Harold Hermann Reginald Gardiner
Gigi `Papa' Naples Salvatore Baccaloni
Mr Wright Hans Conried
Mrs Van Cleeve Isobel Elsom
Doc Simpkins James Gleason
Bessie Polk Ida Moore
Director Frank Tashlin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Paramount Film Service LtdAvailable on: DVD