The Girl Can't Help It


The Girl Can't Help It (1956)



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In this satirical comedy, mobster Fats Murdock (Edmond O'Brien) wants his talentless girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), to become a star, so he hires Tom Miller (Tom Ewell), an unsuccessful agent, 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. This film features appearances by Fats Domino, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, and Little Richard.


Critic Reviews for The Girl Can't Help It

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (3)

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

Aug 22, 2006

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.

Mar 25, 2006 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

Jan 1, 2000 | Full Review…

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.

Apr 28, 2011 | Full Review…

A sweet little fifties gem that should be viewed for the endearing tale and of course, who doesn't love Ms. Mansfield?...

May 16, 2010 | Full Review…

A pungent satire on the worlds of PR and rock music.

Feb 12, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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 V
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