Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) (1940) - Rotten Tomatoes

Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good) (1940)





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This comedy is the sequel of Brother Rat. The film begins with the three original protagonists after their graduation from the Virginia Military Institute. One of them has just applied for a job as the academy's baseball coach and the others come to assist him. Mayhem ensues; especially after the two well-meaning friends steal the would-be coach's baby and put it aboard a plane headed for Peru. The babe finally comes back and the ensuing publicity gets the coach his dream job. Meanwhile, the other two finally get the girls of their dreams.


Eddie Albert
as 'Bing' Edwards
Wayne Morris
as Billy Randolph
Priscilla Lane
as Joyce Winfree
Ronald Reagan
as Dan Crawford
Jane Wyman
as Claire Ramm
Jane Bryan
as Kate Edwards
Larry Williams
as Harley Harrington
Henry O'Neill
as Col. Ramm
Jessie Busley
as Mrs. Brooks
Peter B. Good
as Commencement Edwards
Paul Harvey
as Sterling Randolph
Berton Churchill
as Mr. Harper
Nana Bryant
as Mrs. Harper
Edward Gargan
as Cab Driver
Mayo Methot
as Girl in Bus
Billy Wayne
as Expressman
Irving Bacon
as Hospital Official
Alan Ladd
as Cadet
Sally Sage
as Secretary
Tommy Bupp
as Small Boy
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Critic Reviews for Brother Rat and a Baby (Baby Be Good)

All Critics (2)

The action is fast and the situations, although far-fetched, pretty amusing.

October 15, 2020 | Full Review…

Brother Rat and Brother Rat and a Baby are light comedic fare. They are perfect for anyone who is a fan of the era, a fan of any of the cast members and Brother Rat especially should be a must-see for anyone who likes collegiate films.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…

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