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The Girl Can't Help It

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Starring (View all)
Tom Ewell Tom Ewell
Tom Miller
Jayne Mansfield Jayne Mansfield
Jerri Jordan
Edmond O Edmond O'Brien
Marty 'Fats' Murdock
Julie London Julie London
Julie London
Ray Anthony Ray Anthony
Ray Anthony
Barry Gordon Barry Gordon
Barry the Paperboy
Henry Jones Henry Jones
Mousie
John Emery John Emery
Wheeler


Written by
Frank Tashlin Frank Tashlin
(screenplay) and
Garson Kanin Garson Kanin
novel Do Re Mi


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The Girl Can't Help It

10 years, 11 months ago at Mar 5 20:02
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Sprinkled with a glossy coat of early rock and roll pioneers appearing for quick cameos, The Girl Can’t Help It takes aim at the music industry (namely the payola scandal), the 1950s obsession with breasts, and the deception of appearances. Moreover, with Frank Tashlin running the show, you know that the whole thing is going to be a slightly bonkers cartoon, like a “Merrie Melodies” turned f... read more
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Description: Often called the best rock 'n' roll film ever made, this high-powered, high-voltage comedy features music by Fats Domino, Little Richard and the Platters and introduces the world to a blonde bombshell named Jayne Mansfield. Mansfield is sensational as moll Jerri Jordan to Edmund O'Brian's Marty Murdock, the mobster determined to make her a singing star. The trouble begins when Murdock hires talent agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to groom her: Miller quickly realizes that she can't sing a note...and that he's completely in love with her! This CinemaScope color film hilariously spoofs both musicals and gangster films and also feat ... (more)
Release date: 1 December 1956
Tags: Comedy (5), 1950s (4), 1956 (4), Music (3), Romance (3), Gangster (3), Musical (3), Rock 'n' Roll (2), Satire (1), Gangsters (1), Rock N Roll (1), 50s (1), 20th Century Fox (1), Blonde Bombshell (1), Jayne Mansfield (1)
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