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The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)

 |  Comedy  |  16 July 1949 (USA)
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Glamour artist Bob Randolph is world famous for his paintings of a stunning beauty dubbed "The Randolph Girl". What the world doesn't know is that his pin-up creation is really a composite ... See full summary »

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Bob Randolph - Robert Benerik
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Ruth Wilson
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Chuck Donovan
Dona Drake ...
Connie Martin
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Judge Bullfinch
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Mrs. Wilson
Florence Bates ...
Miss Emma Shoemaker
Jerome Cowan ...
Mr. Graves - Ruth's Attorney
Helen Westcott ...
Miss Brooks
Paul Harvey ...
Jim Townsend
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Mr. Evergood
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Woody Wilson
Myrna Dell ...
Lorraine Scott
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dolores Castle ...
Member of Samba Team
Henrietta Taylor ...
Board Member
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Glamour artist Bob Randolph is world famous for his paintings of a stunning beauty dubbed "The Randolph Girl". What the world doesn't know is that his pin-up creation is really a composite of parts of the anatomy of 12 different models. In an effort to find one girl who possesses all the proper physical attributes, Randolph and PR man Chuck Donovan pursue Ruth Wilson, a beauteous schoolteacher who prefers to be admired for her brain rather than her curves. Ruth changes her tune, however, when a published photo of her in a swimsuit causes her to be fired by the uptight schoolboard. She sues for reinstatement and in the process learns that swimsuits and sex appeal do have a place in her world, after all. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

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16 July 1949 (USA)  »

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La sirena de la playa  »

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Trivia

Henry Travers' last film. See more »

Goofs

Bob is in a boat and spots Ruth through binoculars. The shots of the boat show that it is rolling in very heavy waves. When the camera switches to show Ruth as seen through the binoculars, the rolling motion completely disappears. See more »

Quotes

Collection Agent: Can I give you a lift?
Chuck Donovan: I'm going to throw myself of the Brooklyn bridge.
Collection Agent: Oh sorry. I'm going to the Bronx.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

Soundtracks

You Oughta Be in Pictures
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Music by Dana Suesse
Played when the Randolph Girls are introduced at the party
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A breezy comedy with (innocent) sexual overtones
30 October 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've already written a plot summary of "The Girl from Jones Beach," which you'll find on this page.

Upon re-watching the film, I am ever more convinced that it is sexy without being sexist, and as close to hilarious a film as Ronald Reagan ever made (though "She's Working her Way through College" also comes close).

Though Reagan and Virginia Mayo are the principal stars, most of the comedy bits involve Eddie Bracken, as Reagan's best friend. The plot is "sneaky good," meaning it's better than you would expect in a lightweight romantic comedy.

Briefly: Reagan plays Bob Randolph, a famous glamour artist who paints pictures of beautiful women. What his models don't know is that none of them is the "complete" Randolph girl. He paints the eyes of one, the knees of another, the hair of a third, and so on, completing the portrait of an impossibly unattainable Dream Girl. Then he meets the Virginia Mayo character, and all bets are off.


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