Hey Babe!

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Hey Babe!
VHS cover, using the title Babe!
Directed by Rafal Zielinski
Produced by Arthur Veronka
Written by Edith Rey
Starring Yasmine Bleeth
Buddy Hackett
Cinematography Peter Czerski
Edited by Avdé Chiriaeff
Distributed by Canadian Film Development Corporation
Release date
  • 1980 (1980) (Canada)
Running time
101 minutes
Country Canada
Language English

Hey Babe!, also known as Babe! and also known as Rise and Shine, is a 1980 film, a musical drama starring Yasmine Bleeth and Buddy Hackett. This was Yasmine's first film at the age of 12 years.


Theresa O'Brian (Yasmine Bleeth) is a 12-year-old orphan who desperately wants to attend a school for the performing arts and become a star. She is not receiving encouragement at the orphanage and is getting into trouble with the orphanage officials due to her infractions of the rules and regulations.

In one of her unauthorized adventures away from the orphanage, she meets and befriends Sammy Cohen (Buddy Hackett) who was a Vaudeville performer who became an alcoholic and lost his career. He is interested in renewing his career and has faith in Theresa's ability, and together they develop an act called "Buddy and Babe" in order to raise money for Theresa's tuition.


  • Buddy Hackett as Sammy Cohen
  • Yasmine Bleeth as Theresa O'Brian
  • Saundra Baly as Kate
  • Tara Lee Bell as Sandy
  • Denise Proulx as Miss Dolphine
  • Maruska Stankova as Miss Wolf
  • Vlasta Vrana as Roy
  • Geraldine Hunt as TV singer
  • Gordie Brown

Production credits[edit]

  • Rafal Zielinski (Director)
  • Edith Rey (Writer)
  • Arthur Veronka (Producer)

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