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The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

Approved | | Comedy, Music | 1 December 1956 (USA)
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A gangster hires a down-and-out press agent to make his airheaded girlfriend a singing star.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Tom Miller
... Jerri Jordan
... Marty 'Fats' Murdock
... Herself
... Himself
... Barry the Paperboy
... Mousie
... Wheeler
... Hilda
... Himself
... Themselves
Little Richard and His Band ... Themselves (as Little Richard and his Band)
Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps ... Themselves (as Gene Vincent and his Blue Caps)
The Treniers ... Themselves
Eddie Fontaine ... Himself
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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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IT'S GOT THE HEAT! AND THE BEAT! for your happiest time! See more »

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On Wednesday September 18, 1968 The Beatles interrupted recording "Birthday" at Abbey Road Studios so they could go back to Paul McCartney's house to watch the British TV premiere of the film. See more »

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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: [runs in with newspaper] Mr. Miller, look, you're in Earl Wilson and Louis Sobol.
Tom Miller: Made it, eh?
[reads from gossip column]
Tom Miller: "At the Trianon, Tom Miller pubbed it with a new find. Her name's a secret, but the rest of her isn't."
Barry the paperboy: Saw her yesterday; she's something!
Tom Miller: She's a girl, Barry. Just a girl.
Barry the paperboy: If she's a girl, then I don't know what my sister is!
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Referenced in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (1957) See more »

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You Got It Made
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Written by Bobby Troup
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1950's anthropology
16 August 2006 | by 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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