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The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

 -  Comedy | Music  -  1 December 1956 (USA)
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Gangster hires down-and-out press agent to make his blonde bimbo girlfriend a singing star.

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A down-and-out gangster hires an alcoholic press agent to make his blonde bombshell girlfriend a recording star in 6 weeks. But what is he going to do when he finds out that she has no talent? And what is going to happen when the two fall in love? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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Rock yourself into your happiest time with THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT See more »

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Some reference sources and websites erroneously suggest that Bill Haley and the Comets appear in this film. They do not. See more »

Goofs

In Toby Miller's commentary in the 2006 DVD release of "The Girl Can't Help It", he erroneously says that Little Richard is singing the song "The Girl Can't Help It" in his appearance with his band *in the nightclub scene*. Little Richard is actually singing his hit titled "Ready Teddy" in that scene. See more »

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Barry the paperboy: [after Jerri Jordan walks by] If that's a girl, then I don't know what my sister is!
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Featured in Kings of Rock 'n' Roll (2008) See more »

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Cry Me a River
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Written by Arthur Hamilton
Performed by Julie London
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1950's anthropology
16 August 2006 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – See all my reviews

Kids these days are not familiar with the problem we had in the fifties. We heard singers but to see them was rare- Little Richard didn't make it onto American Bandstand. So the big thrill of this film then was to actually see Little Richard, Fats Domino , Gene Vincent doing their gigs! the storyline was farcical and little more than a cover for the music but planting the music scenes in the movie was ingenious. Jayne Mansfield was luscious, even doing a caricature of a vamp. What else can one say? The new release DVD captures the wonderful color of the fifties- mauves and pink pastels everywhere. And Eddy Cochrane does his Elvis imitation and showing why Elvis was the King (and Little Richard the Queen) of Rock and Roll. Worth it for the history lesson- 1950's anthropology.


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