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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
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Miss Emma Shoemaker
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Mr. Graves - Ruth's Attorney
Helen Westcott ...
Miss Brooks
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Jim Townsend
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Mr. Evergood
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Woody Wilson
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Lorraine Scott
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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)  »

Also Known As:

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

Ruth Wilson: For the millionth time, Mother, I don't want a man to marry me for my looks.
Mrs. Wilson: If I hadn't cashed in on my looks, you wouldn't be here now.
Ruth Wilson: Beauty doesn't last. Intellectual companionship. That's the only thing that really matters between a man and a woman.
Woody Wilson: And you spent 500 bucks gettin' her teeth straightened.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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A Vision of Salome
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Music by J. Bodewalt Lampe
Played when Chuck is talking about Egypt to the third model from Bob's book
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There are three story lines here -- with Virginia May in a swimsuit

One of the story lines in "The Girl From Jones Beach" asks, Should a school teacher appear in public in a swim suit?

My answer is, "Definitely -- if she looks like Virginia Mayo."

The first story line is quite clever: A Vargas-like illustrator creates his "girl" from parts of a dozen different models.

The second line is about the beautiful young woman wanting to be known for her mind.

Together the three make for some mild fun, well played by a top-line cast that includes some great veterans: Lois Blake, still looking good after some 35 years of film-making; Henry Travers, the ultimate avuncular judge; and such stalwarts as Buddy Roosevelt and Guy Wilkerson, best known for their Western roles. Be sure to look for the great Vernon Dent.

Ronald Reagan and Mayo are pros, and do more than look good, although they do that, and do it well. Eddie Bracken needed a slightly firmer directorial hand, but he's always fun. Dona Drake for some reason had used other names earlier, but she is adorable and vivacious and, judging by this role, should have had a great career.

Not a great or classic film, "The Girl From Jones Beach" is still a lot of fun.


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