Rock-a-Bye Baby (1958, USA) C-103m. *** D: Frank Tashlin. Starring Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Connie Stevens, Salvatore Baccaloni. One of Jerry Lewis' most endearing films is about a movie star (Maxwell) whose career is threatened by a sudden pregnancy. Then she remembers her old boyfriend Lewis, who's back in their home town, and asks him to take care of the baby after birth. What a surprise when he learns it'striplets he has to look after! Charming, funny, an ideal showcase for Lewis' talents. Also love that picture-perfect late 1950s setting. A remake of Preston Sturges' THE MIRACLE OF MORGAN'S CREEK (1944).

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