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The Girl from Jones Beach (1949)

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
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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
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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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Henry Travers' last film. See more »

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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 »

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Ruth Wilson: It took me a long time to discover it, but, I don't think a man enjoys putting his arm around a - woman's mind.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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I Know That You Know
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Music by Vincent Youmans
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Ron shows his funny side
30 November 2005 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

No one will ever say that The Girl from Jones Beach is any kind of masterpiece film, but it did provide Ronald Reagan one of the few opportunities to demonstrate a flair for comedy.

Reagan is an artist whose subject matter is beautiful women. He's in fact put together quite a collection of photographs of women who have the most beautiful body part, subject A: best hips, subject B: best ankles, etc. Put them all together with their best features showing and you have the perfect woman.

One day Reagan and pal Eddie Bracken spot Virginia Mayo in a bathing suit on Jones Beach. Here's where some comparisons to the Warner Brothers Marion Davies film Page Miss Glory can be made. She also is a walking composite photograph.

Of course Mayo is a school teacher who's not particularly interested in having a career exposing her body to the leering male population. I think you can figure out the rest of this.

Another reviewer said that this would be interesting as a horror film remake. Actually there was such a film made that starred Lilli Palmer, The House That Dripped Blood. Same premise about body parts.

Reagan does show good comedic abilities. He tries to woo Mayo by pretending to be an immigrant taking a night school class she runs for prospective citizenship applicants. His mittel-europa accent that he puts on is no worse than Rock Hudson's Texan speech in Pillow Talk.

It looked like the cast was having a good time filming this thing and the results are positive.


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