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The girl can't help it Cover Image DVD DVD

The girl can't help it [dvd] / produced and directed by Frank Tashlin.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781681439280
  • ISBN: 168143928X
  • Physical Description: 1 video recording (97 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: [United States] : Criterion Collection, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1956.
Participant or Performer Note:
Jayne Mansfield, Tom Ewell, Edmond O'Brien, Little Richard, Fats Domino.
Summary, etc.:
In 1956, Frank Tashlin brought the talent for zany visual gags and absurdist pop-culture satire that he'd honed as a master of animation to the task of capturing, in glorious DeLuxe Color, a brand-new craze: rock and roll. This blissfully bonkers jukebox musical tells the story of a mobster's bombshell girlfriend the one and only Jayne Mansfield, in a showstopping first major film role and the washed-up talent agent who seeks to revive his career by turning her into a musical sensation. The only question is: Can she sing? A CinemaScope feast of eye-popping midcentury design, it bops along to a parade of performances by rock-and-roll trailblazers including Little Richard, Fats Domino, Julie London, Eddie Cochran, the Platters, and Gene Vincent who light up the screen with the uniquely American sound that was about to conquer the world.
Target Audience Note:
MPAA rating: Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD, wide screen (2.35:1); mono.
Subject: Gangsters > Drama.
Singers > Drama.
Genre: Feature films.
Musical films.

Available copies

  • 0 of 1 copy available at Skagit Evergreen Libraries. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library District. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Upper Skagit Library.


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Upper Skagit Library GIR 1013086 New DVD Mending -

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