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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.

Director:

George Sherman

Writer:

Oscar Brodney (original screenplay)
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Cast

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

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The Big Musical CHEER of the Year!

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Comedy | Music | Sport

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Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1949 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Vida de Solteiro é Boa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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

Soundtracks

Look at Me
Music by Walter Scharf
Lyrics by Jack Brooks
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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!


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