Bobbikins (1959)

Genres - Comedy, Fantasy  |   Release Date - Jul 28, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A full thirty years before Look Who's Talking would hit the screens with its verbose little infant, Max Bygraves and Shirley Jones starred in this routine comedy about a talking baby. Little Bobbikins (Steven Stocker) is the 14-month-old son of Benjamin and Betty (Bygraves and Jones) who is perfectly normal until his father comes home from his stint in the Navy and decides to reprise a career in show business. When nothing seems to go right for him, little Bobbikins decides to give Dad a few helpful hints. He never talks to anyone else, and this leads others to think his father is hearing things. Soon the baby gives some hot tips when his Dad becomes friends with the Chancellor of the Exchequer, leading to a killing on the stock market. Now rich and definitely affected by it, this new Dad has baby wondering if there is something he could do to bring him back down to earth again.

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Arabian, Britain, family, fantasy, father, havoc, marketing, money, oppression, parent, poverty, precociousness, prince, rags-to-riches, son, stock-market, stocks, struggle