The Girl Can't Help It
The Girl Can't Help It is a 1956 American romantic comedy musical movie. It stars Jayne Mansfield as Jerri Jordan. It was produced and directed by Frank Tashlin. It was based on the 1955 book Do Re Mi by Garson Kanin. Musical stars Little Richard, The Platters, and others appear in the movie as themselves.
|The Girl Can't Help It|
|Directed by||Frank Tashlin|
|Written by||Frank Tashlin|
|Produced by||Frank Tashlin|
|Edited by||James B. Clark|
|Music by||Bobby Troup|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
Marty "Fats" Murdock, a slot machine mobster, hires press agent Tom Miller to promote his talentless girlfriend, Jerri Jordan, as a singer. Despite Miller's efforts to dissuade Murdock, he records Jordan singing a prison-themed song and promotes it to a rival in the jukebox industry. Suspicion arises about Miller and Jordan's relationship, but a manipulated phone conversation convinces Murdock otherwise. At Jordan's debut show, Murdock is targeted for assassination, but Miller saves him, and the success of their song leads to Murdock's signing. The film concludes with Miller and Jordan on their honeymoon as Murdock and his associate perform on TV.
- Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, Scarecrow Press, 1989 p251
- Aubrey Solomon, Twentieth Century Fox: A Corporate and Financial History, Scarecrow Press, 1989 p227