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The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  16 July 1949 (USA)
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Cast

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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
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Dolores Castle ...
Member of Samba Team
Henrietta Taylor ...
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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

Lauren Bacall turned down the role as Ruth Wilson because it called for her to appear in a bathing suit. She said: "I'm not a bathing beauty... I'll be embarrassed." 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

Chuck Donovan: Night school. You've just gotten off the boat and you want to become a citizen so you enroll in her class.
Bob Randolph: I already am a citizen.
Chuck Donovan: So, you'll vote twice.
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Referenced in Lily for President? (1982) See more »

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You Do Something to Me
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Music by Cole Porter
Played when Chuck tells Bob about night school
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Mayo, Reagan, Bracken and Drake Shine!
21 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A very pleasant, harmless way to pass a little time. Even in b&w Virginia Mayo photographs like a dream, and she handles very well the role of a beautiful school teacher who wants to be appreciated for her mind. This is one of Reagan's most ingratiating performances as well, with Donna Drake and Eddie Bracken making perfect comic second leads. And you also get a whole slug of terrific supporting and character actors who are always a pleasure to see: Paul Harvey, Lloyd Corrigan, Florence Bates, Henry Travers, etc. Former silent star Lois Wilson (still a beauty) plays Mayo's mother, who complains that her daughter is more conservative than SHE was at daughter's age.

If you demand that every movie be "high art" then this is not for you. If you enjoy watching terrific middle-of-the-road Hollywood fare of the era, then go for it!


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