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The Girl Can't Help It

  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 2 Europe+ (info)
  • Mansfield's first starring role is as the outrageously voluptuous but tone-deaf girlfriend of a retired racketeer. He hires a talent agent to transform her into a movie star and they fall in love. High-voltage, candy-colored camp, by comic maven Tashlin, which features some great early rock-and-roll performances from the Platters, Little Richard, and Fats Domino.
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  • Credits
    John Emery, Ray Anthony, Ray Anthony & His Orchestra
  • Critic Reviews
    "[A] Technicolor feast....Camp, corny, but classic."
    Uncut

    "[T]his is the quintessential rock-and-roll movie, parading such stars as Little Richard and Eddie Cochran."
    Sight and Sound

    "[A] film that was both funny and musically valid..."
    Mojo

    4 stars out of 4 -- "[T]his 1956 production contains jaw-dropping numbers from Fats Domino, Eddie Cochran, Gene Vincent and Abbie Lincoln..."
    Rolling Stone

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