Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available

To view this video download Flash Player

 

or
Sign in to turn on 1-Click ordering.
Sell Us Your Item
For up to a $2.30 Gift Card
Trade in
More Buying Choices
Amazon.com Add to Cart
$15.30  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Fulfillment Express US Add to Cart
$17.44  & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Have one to sell? Sell yours here

Rock-A-Bye Baby (1958)

Jerry Lewis , Marilyn Maxwell , Frank Tashlin  |  NR |  DVD
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

List Price: $24.95
Price: $14.30 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
You Save: $10.65 (43%)
o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o
In Stock.
Sold by Paint it Orange and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
Want it Monday, Aug. 25? Choose One-Day Shipping at checkout. Details

Other Formats & Versions

Amazon Price New from Used from
Blu-ray 1-Disc Version $20.31  
DVD 1-Disc Version $14.30  

Frequently Bought Together

Rock-A-Bye Baby + The Geisha Boy + Who's Minding the Store?
Price for all three: $46.64

Buy the selected items together

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Product Details

  • Actors: Jerry Lewis, Marilyn Maxwell, Salvatore Baccaloni, Connie Stevens
  • Directors: Frank Tashlin
  • Writers: Frank Tashlin, Preston Sturges
  • Producers: Jerry Lewis
  • Format: Multiple Formats, NTSC, Color, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Olive Films
  • DVD Release Date: February 14, 2012
  • Run Time: 103 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B006A8XGXE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,297 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Special Features

None.

Editorial Reviews

In a loose remake of Preston Sturges' classic The Miracle of Morgan Creek, Goofy TV Repairman, Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) becomes an unexpected father of three infant girls. The girls are the children of his childhood sweetheart, now a famous actress, Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell). She must temporarily give up the children to protect her career and star in a major Hollywood production. It's triple the hijinks, triple the fun and triple the laughs! Whether it's changing the diapers, warming the bottles or singing off-key lullabies, this in-over-his-head nanny will have you laughing 'til it hurts. The song "Dormi-Dormi-Dormi" performed by Jerry and Salvatore Baccalone, as a duet is one of the most beautiful and touching pieces of music any film has ever produced. Both Connie Stevens and Jerry's son Gary (of Gary Lewis and the Playboys fame) made their feature film debuts. This was the third (of eight) collaboration between Jerry and director Frank Tashlin (The Geisha Boy).

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
Those who have eagerly awaited some of Jerry Lewis' post-Dean Martin classics being released on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time will have a special Valentine courtesy of Olive Films as 1958's "The Geisha Boy," 1958's "Rock-a-Bye Baby" and 1965's "Boeing Boeing" get a 2/14/12 release. It's hard to imagine that these films have not been made available on DVD prior to now! Of course, Lewis still remains a love it or loathe it proposition for many modern era film goers--but there is no denying his legacy and impact on the contemporary comedy scene. Oftentimes content to play the fool, Lewis displayed an innocent appeal on-screen that engaged a sense of silliness in us all. But he had genuine heart too, and his good-natured screen persona created some indelibly beloved characters that stand in contrast to his more complicated personal life. These films are an interesting cross section of Lewis' film catalogue as we see him doing what he does best but bringing additional elements of seriousness to the table. Made of a certain time and place, these films offer great nostalgia value for those that love Lewis--but also an opportunity for new viewers to discover Lewis in his prime.

"Rock-a-Bye Baby" provides Lewis with some of his more inspired and insane comedy bits. Were it content to be just slapstick silliness, it might be one of my favorites but (like The Geisha Boy) the film is also filled with its share of smaltzy sentimentalism. These lightweight concoctions want to tug on your heartstrings, but (in my opinion) rarely develop anything quite real enough in characters or plotting to really engage my emotions.
Read more ›
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An Early Solo Classic from Jerry Lewis March 6, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
Long before "Mr. Mom" or "Kramer vs. Kramer", Jerry Lewis made a great argument for fathers to have as much say in the raising and nurturing of their children as mothers. This delightful comedy (with just enough drama added in for good measure) is about a man who goes beyond expectation to care for three baby girls who are left at his doorstep.
Moreover, this is not merely a comedy, but a musical, with songs that deserve the right to be as well remembered as any from "The Wizard of Oz" or "The Sound of Music".
This, among other Jerry Lewis classics, should be issued on DVD, but until they are VHS still looks pretty good.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't wait for DVD, waited years for VHS September 30, 2004
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of my favorites. I had seen it many years ago as a kid, and it made quite an impression. For several years I kept track of it on the internet to see when it would be available on VHS, and now I am doing the same thing regarding DVD. Not only is Jerry Lewis hilarious as a "mother in training", but I enjoyed Connie Stevens as a "sweet girl next door" who knows what or rather who she wants.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ohhhh!, Baby! April 29, 2003
Format:VHS Tape
It's tough to choose which Jerry Lewis movies is my favorite, but I have to start with this one. It's sweet, darlin' and romantic all rolled up into one. It's about Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) a bumbling TV repairman, who by surprise becomes an adopted father to triplet baby girls. Clayton's former girlfriend turned movie star, Carla Naples (Marilyn Maxwell) springs the surprise when she leaves them on his doorstep. Noble Clayton tries to keep everything a secret but all mayhem cuts loose. And Clayton's other love interest Sandy Naples (Connie Stevens) helps Clayton out of his dilemma and from the suspicions of their father Gigi (Salvatore Baccaloni). I'll leave the ending for you to see. If you love the wacky antics of Jerry Lewis and romantic comedy by all means go for it!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and I'm not even a big Jerry Lewis fan! January 21, 2004
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
This is one of my all-time favorite movies and I'm not even a big Jerry Lewis fan. My children and I laugh until we're crying every time we watch this movie.
From the other reviews you know it's about a guy trying to take care of baby triplets on his own. It's an EXCELLENT family movie with a sweet story as Clayton Poole (Jerry Lewis) does everything in his power to take care of these little girls. Sure, it's hilarious but it also has a strong family theme as the Clayton, the babies' aunt and grandfather do whatever they can to do what's best for the babies. Even the mother realizes in the end that the babies are what's most important.
There is definitely something for everyone in this movie.
Why, oh why don't they put it on DVD???
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock-A-Bye Baby September 25, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
I have always loved Jerry Lewis! I loved him as a kid and now my children do too! This movie has always been my favorite of Jerry's and I have waited for it to be released forever it seems! I have been serching the net for quite a while... Finally! My second favorite of Jerry's is, Ladies Man. It was years before I figured out the name of that one! I never forgot Rock-A-Bye Baby, and you won't either!!! Jerry Lewis is the greatest comedian of all times! You gotta see this one again and again!
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock-a-bye Baby July 20, 2000
By Cindy
Format:VHS Tape
This has always been an all time favorite of mine. This is Jerry Lewis at his finest. He's in love with the hometown movie star and is given a chance to help her out of a jam. It seems that there are three babies with no father. Things get real exciting when the three are lefted on Jerry's doorstep and the town is wondering who lefted them. Connie Steven's has plans of her own which involves marriage. She's the movie stars little sister, and she has loved Jerry forever. Now, the Papa to the two girls can't stand Jerry and the temper is thrown many times. The movie is hilarious, and a must to see.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love this movie! We need more good old movies like this. Funny and sweet
Published 3 days ago by MattV
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Thank You.
Published 5 days ago by Beatrise F. Mason
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This is one my Jerry Lewis Movies. It funny and touching.
Published 12 days ago by Charity Rose
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Best of Jerry Lewis!! Very sweet story line.
Published 25 days ago by Laurinda O'Dell
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love Jerry
Published 1 month ago by charlene
5.0 out of 5 stars jerry lewis at one of his best at least for me
jerry lewis at one of his best at least for me, this movie will crack you up when he almost get's caught by the father.
Published 1 month ago by ROBERT A. CORA
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
one of my favorite Jerry Lewis movies
Published 1 month ago by Denise Lord
1.0 out of 5 stars Jerry Lewis Stinks!!
Let me say at the beginning that I am not a Jerry Lewis Fan.... he's a drunk,
and runs around with rat pack! All of whom I hate! Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert Pylant
5.0 out of 5 stars Movie
Fast delivery and wrapped well. Bought the movie for a gift. They all seemed to like it and were quoting it before they unwrapped it.
Published 1 month ago by Paul B. Antonin
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it!
Well it wasn't for me it was a gift for my mom and when she saw that I got that for her she started crying cause she's been wanting this movie for years. Now she has it. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jessica
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 



Look for Similar Items by Category


Want to discover more products? You may find many from jerry lewis movies on dvd shopping list.
Paint it Orange Privacy Statement Paint it Orange Shipping Information Paint it Orange Returns & Exchanges