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How to Raise a Baby (1938)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 2 July 1938 (USA)
A humorous look at the trials and tribulations of fatherhood.

Director:

Roy Rowland
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Robert Benchley ... Lecturer Father
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Research shows that it's never too early to build a child's character, and a father has a lot to do with it. So, we watch the father become a factor in the baby's character training: helping the baby's mood early in the morning, knowing how to lift a child out of the crib, giving a baby a bath, attending to the 6:00 AM feeding, playing with toys, getting the toddler to eat its food (particularly spinach) without losing all one's dignity, and then, once the child is older, to talk to the child daily about their day and their behavior. In this case, the lad wants dad to read him the funnies, while dad wants to talk about the boy's behavior. Who succeeds in his objective? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Not the best but good
15 September 2017 | by utgard14See all my reviews

Another MGM comedy short starring Robert Benchley. This time Benchley gives tips to new parents, particularly the fathers. Fun stuff but not my favorite "How To" short. The funniest part was Benchley talking to his bratty kid. All of the Benchley shorts are good but some work more to his strengths than this one does, in my opinion.


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