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Rockabilly Baby

Rockabilly Baby
Rockabilly Baby poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William F. Claxton
Produced by William F. Claxton
Screenplay by William Driskill
William George
Starring Virginia Field
Douglas Kennedy
Les Brown
Irene Ryan
Ellen Corby
Judy Busch
Marlene Willis
Cinematography Walter Strenge
Edited by Robert Fritch
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • October 30, 1957 (1957-10-30)
Running time
81 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Rockabilly Baby is a 1957 American musical film directed by William F. Claxton and written by William Driskill and William George. The film stars Virginia Field, Douglas Kennedy, Les Brown, Irene Ryan, Ellen Corby, Marlene Willis and Judy Busch.

The film was made by Robert L. Lippert's Regal Films, and released on October 30, 1957, by 20th Century Fox.[1][2][3][4]

It was also known as Mother was a Stripper.



  • Virginia Field as Eleanor Carter aka Dixie West
  • Douglas Kennedy as Tom Griffith
  • Les Brown as Himself
  • Irene Ryan as Eunice Johnson
  • Ellen Corby as Mrs. Wellington
  • Judy Busch as Cathy Carter
  • Marlene Willis as Linda Bennett
  • Gary Vinson as Jimmy Carter
  • Luis Amando as Singer
  • Frank Sully as Bum
  • Gene Roth as Mr. Harry Johnson
  • Norman Leavitt as Mr. Fred Rogers
  • June Jocelyn as Mrs. Kay Rogers
  • Mary Benoit as Mrs. Hoffman
  • Hazel Shermet as Mrs. Hill
  • Renny McEvoy as Charles Leonard
  • Charles Willcox as Chuck Hoffman
  • Ken Miller as Ray Hill
  • Jimmy Murphy as Bill Haney
  • Barry Truex as Pete Rudd
  • Sandy Wirth as Jackie


The film was announced as The Mother was a Stripper.[5] Filming took place in June 1957.[6]


The film had its world premiere on 15 September 1957 at Ukiah California. This was because star Judy Busch was the daughter of Senator Busch from Ukiah.[7]


  1. ^ "Rockabilly Baby (1957) - Overview". Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Rockabilly-Baby - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  3. ^ "Rockabilly Baby". Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  4. ^ ROCKABILLY BABY. (1958, Monthly Film Bulletin, 25, 8. Retrieved from []
  5. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, May 24). 'Laughing cavalier' ford proposal; 'mother was stripper' charted. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from []
  6. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, Jul 01). Lewis seeks garland costar film; O'brien will star as attorney. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from []
  7. ^ Schallert, E. (1957, Sep 06). Glenn ford acquires suspense drama; frank lovejoy western star. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from []

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