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The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)

 -  Comedy  -  16 July 1949 (USA)
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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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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

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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I Know That You Know
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Music by Vincent Youmans
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On Trial for a Swim Suit
25 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Ronald Reagan is a "Glamour Girl" painter, famous for his paintings of the sexy "Randolph Girl". When his pal Eddie Bracken wants to meet her, Mr. Reagan reveals she's actually a composite of twelve beautiful women. One day, at the Beach, Mr. Bracken spots Virginia Mayo in a bathing suit - Ms. Mayo is their "Dream Girl" come true! Alas, Mayo is an prim and proper schoolteacher type!

It's a very slight film; but, it has a very good message, if you can stay with it until the end. You may get a kick out of: Reagan using an unplugged electric razor on what looks like a clean shaved face, nobody answering the question, "How many 'Ms' are in the word Mississippi?" and, Reagan and Mayo reciting Shakespeare. With "Beach" in the title and Virginia Mayo in the credits, you know what you're getting with "The Girl from Jones Beach" - ankles, legs, knees, torso… but, stay calm, it's a 1949 film.

**** The Girl from Jones Beach (1949) Peter Godfrey ~ Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, Eddie Bracken


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