6 user 3 critic

Yes Sir, That's My Baby (1949)

Approved | | Comedy, Music, Sport | 29 October 1949 (UK)
At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.


George Sherman


Oscar Brodney (original screenplay)


Learn more

More Like This 

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Milton Haskins, a math genius known for his infallibility with numbers, quits his job with an insurance company when he discovers he made a mistake, and hooks up with a traveling carnival. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Hively
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Olga San Juan, Martha Stewart
Call Me Madam (1953)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Washington hostess Sally Adams becomes a Truman-era US ambassador to a European grand duchy.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Ethel Merman, Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen
I Love Melvin (1953)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Melvin Hoover, a budding photographer for Look magazine, accidentally bumps into a young actress named Judy LeRoy in the park. They start to talk and Melvin soon offers to do a photo spread... See full summary »

Director: Don Weis
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Debbie Reynolds, Una Merkel
The Milkman (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Roger Bradley, son of a milk magnate, isn't allowed to work for his dad's company because of a lingering war trauma: in moments of stress he quacks like a duck. Desperate to escape from ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Jimmy Durante, Piper Laurie
Anything Goes (1956)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Bill Benson and Ted Adams are to appear in a Broadway show together and, while in Paris, each 'discovers' the perfect leading lady for the plum female role. Each promises the prize role to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Lewis
Stars: Bing Crosby, Donald O'Connor, Zizi Jeanmaire
Comedy | Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Molly and Terry Donahue, plus their three children, are The Five Donahues. Son Tim meets hat-check girl Vicky and the family act begins to fall apart.

Director: Walter Lang
Stars: Ethel Merman, Marilyn Monroe, Donald O'Connor
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A man who has a talking mule gets a job on a newspaper, and both get mixed up in a murder trial.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Yvette Duguay, Gene Lockhart
Biography | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An inaccurate retelling of the life of silent filmmaker and comedian Buster Keaton.

Director: Sidney Sheldon
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Ann Blyth, Rhonda Fleming
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Leonard Borland loves his monied wife, but with his wrecking business looking shaky he treasures her all the more. So when she decides to try again to become an opera singer he indulges her... See full summary »

Director: Edmund Goulding
Stars: Paul Douglas, Linda Darnell, Celeste Holm
Comedy | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Traveling entertainer gets mixed up with bank robbers.

Director: Charles Lamont
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Gale Storm, Walter Brennan
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Peter Stirling (with his old friend the talking mule) is recalled to active duty...in the WACs!

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Julie Adams, Chill Wills
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

World War II veteran Clarence "Jigger" Millard forms a band with several other former GIs. The band fails to take off and he is forced to join a minstrel show headed by Colonel Wallace. He soon falls for Wallace's niece Chris Hall.

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy Hackett


Complete credited cast:
Donald O'Connor ... William Waldo Winfield
Charles Coburn ... Professor Jason Hartley
Gloria DeHaven ... Sarah Jane Winfield
Joshua Shelley Joshua Shelley ... Arnold Schultze
Barbara Brown Barbara Brown ... Professor Sophia Boland
Jim Davis ... Joe Tascarelli
James Brown ... Tony Cresnovitch
Michael Dugan Michael Dugan ... Eddie Koslowski
Hal Baylor ... Pudge Flugeldorfer (as Hal Fieberling)
Patricia Alphin ... Mrs. Tascarelli
June Fulton June Fulton ... Mrs. Koslowski
Judith Trafford Judith Trafford ... Mrs. Cresnovich
Joan Vohs ... Mrs. Flugeldorfer
Jack Lambert ... Leslie Schultze
Jack Overman ... Ernie Schultze


At a college, a group of ex-GIs clash with their wives about over playing football.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


The Big Musical CHEER of the Year!


Comedy | Music | Sport


Approved | See all certifications »






Release Date:

29 October 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida de Solteiro é Boa See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »

Did You Know?


Footage from the final football game of the film was taken from the January 1, 1949 Raisin Bowl in Fresno California between Occidental College and Colorado A&M ( now Colorado State University). Only about one minute of the actual Raisin Bowl game is shown in the movie, but in the close-up shots Universal used the uniforms of Occidental (Orange and black) and Colorado A&M (green, white and orange). See more »


Referenced in Lucy Moves to NBC (1980) See more »


Look at Me
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Charles Coburn makes it cute
4 January 2019 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

As usual, Charles Coburn-or "Piggy", as he's lovingly referred to in my house-is the most adorable part of the movie. He just has one of those faces, and one of those voices; he improves the scenes he's in, no matter how bad the rest of the movie is. In Yes Sir, That's My Baby, it's a slapstick battle of the sexes between Donald O'Connor and the rest of his college's football team versus their wives. The wives, also in college, unite because of their professor's feminist lectures, and forbid their husbands from being on the football team. The husbands, bolstered by their professor's manly lectures, maintain they can't be kept away from their greatest passion. It turns out the only reason the feud exists is because the professors, Charles Coburn and Barbara Brown, used to be engaged and now hate each other!

So, when Piggy is making the audience laugh with jokes about how important it is to be the man of the house while simultaneously falling to pieces at the sight of a newborn baby, the movie is pretty cute. And to be honest, the first few times the husbands boast about their babies' accomplishments like wives usually do-Donald O'Connor says his son was born with a tooth-and struggle with the laundry and walk down the street with a pack of strollers are funny. There are definitely some sequences that get too silly, or too dated, for this movie to be a treasure I'll want to watch over and over again. Overall, it was enjoyable, especially when compared to some really stinky battle-of-the-sexes movies from that era, but mostly because of Charles Coburn's class and comedic timing. Donald O'Connor gets to show off his dancing skills with a memorable routine in the laundromat. With all those backflips and acrobatic moves, it's no wonder he was cast to play Buster Keaton in the following decade!

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 6 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed