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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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Storyline

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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Comedy | Music

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1 December 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Schlagerpiraten  »

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Trivia

According to Paul McCartney, he and John Lennon were underage when the film was released, and sneaked into the theater by wearing fake mustaches to make themselves look older. The movie is one of their earlier musical influences. 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 »

Quotes

Jerri Jordan: Pretty is just how good you apply your base.
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Connections

Referenced in Cheers: The Guy Can't Help It (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I Ain't Gonna Cry No More
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Performed by Johnny Olenn & The Jokers
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Uproarious Showbiz Send Up
21 July 1999 | by (Los Angeles, Ca.) – See all my reviews

One of the just plain funniest satires. Frank Tashlin has fun with and merrily tears apart our obsession with big boobs, celebrity, gangster films, the aburdity of Cinemascope and just about anything else in the line of fire. I avoided this film for years, thinking it would be trash. It is instead a very smart film about our love of trash. Tom Ewell is just great as the erst-while agent, literally scared for his life. Jayne Maynesfield is Jayne Maynesfield and, believe me, it is acting. Edmund O'Brien gives one of the most hilarious, over-the-top performances ever. A perfect farce performance of some one who thinks he is much better and important than he is. And the rock numbers in it are priceless. If you are fan of early real rock, see this film. The REAL rock 'n roll.


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