Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

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Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958)




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In this comedy, an awkward TV repairman finds himself falling for an actress. The actress' husband dies, leaving her pregnant with an upcoming role in a religious epic. To help her, the repairman offers to watch her baby after it is born. Unfortunately, she gives birth to triplets.

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Jerry Lewis
as Clayton Poole
Marilyn Maxwell
as Carla Naples
Connie Stevens
as Sandra Naples
Reginald Gardiner
as Harold Hermann
Hans Conried
as Mr. Wright
Ida Moore
as Bessie Polk
Gary Lewis
as Young Clayton
Judy Franklin
as Young Carla
Isobel Elsom
as Mrs. Van Cleve
Alex Geary
as Judge Jenkins
James Gleason
as Dr. Simkins
Hank Mann
as Street Sweeper
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Critic Reviews for Rock-a-Bye Baby

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (2)

A very average farce.

March 25, 2006 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The gear-change from manic slapstick (watch out for the berserk hosepipe) to cringing sentimentality about babies and nappies is hard to take.

February 9, 2006 | Full Review…
Top Critic

At the Hampstead Everyman, there is a timely and welcome season of Ingmar Bergman's films.

July 16, 2018 | Full Review…

Seems like not much more than a placeholder during this otherwise remarkable time.

February 24, 2012 | Full Review…

[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.

February 19, 2012 | Full Review…

Jerry Lewis plays baby sitter in this knockabout Frank Tashlin comedy.

February 22, 2008 | Rating: 3/5

Audience Reviews for Rock-a-Bye Baby


Sometimes very silly, but the film is a true heartwarm and present quite funny moments.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

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