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The Girl Can't Help It (1956)

The Girl Can't Help It


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Movie Info

In this satirical comedy, mobster Fats Murdock wants his talentless girlfriend Jerri to become a star, so he hires unsuccessful agent Tom Miller to do just that. As Tom and Jerri work together to make her a rock & roll sensation, they begin to develop more than a working relationship.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Frank Tashlin , Herbert Baker , Harbert Baker
In Theaters:
On DVD: Aug 8, 2006


as Tom Miller

as Jerri Jordan

as Marty 'Fats' Murdock

as Herself

as `Legs' Wheeler

as Hilda, The Maid

as Himself

as Himself

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as Themselves

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Critic Reviews for The Girl Can't Help It

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

A veritable Parthenon of vulgarity and a supremely unfunny comedy that is pure eau de Fifty-Six.

Full Review… | August 22, 2006
Village Voice
Top Critic

Sure, the scenery is splashy and sporty in color and CinemaScope. But the show is as meager and witless as a cheap pin-up magazine joke.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

Tashlin's savage lampoon of American notions of success and fulfillment is hilarious and genuinely appealing.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

If Tashlin had had the nerve, he would have romantically paired Jayne Mansfield with Little Richard and set race relations in the United States forward by about thirty years.

Full Review… | April 28, 2011
East Bay Express

Audience Reviews for The Girl Can't Help It


It's the old story of the gangster who wants his girl to be a star that's the plot for this movie, and it's a very funny plot. Together with good actors and a rock soundtrack, this is a great movie, I loved it.

AJ Verser

Super Reviewer

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