The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

The Girl Can’t Help It (1956)

"The Girl Can't Help It" is a '50s comedy that is also a showcase for some of the rock 'n' roll acts of the day, including Little Richard, Fats Domino, The Platters, Gene Vincent, The Treniers, and many others.

Tom Ewell plays a down and out agent, Tom Miller, hired by gangster Fats Murdock (Edmond O'Brien) to make his girlfriend, Jerri Jordan, (Jayne Mansfield) a star. Turns out Jerri feels gratitude to Fats for helping her father, but she isn't in love with him; she doesn't want to be in show business, preferring domestic things like cooking; and she appears to have no talent. She looks great, though, and in some form-fitting gowns, she draws plenty of attention, and all the clubs want to book her. Concerned because she's tone-deaf, Miller has one of the songs Fats wrote in prison (the one in the subject is but one title) "Rock Around the Rock Pile" adapted into a novelty number so that all Jerri has to do is a high pitched sound. The song is an immediate smash. Miller, however, who was jilted by his client Julie London, now finds he and Jerri have fallen for one another. But Fats is still around. (IMDB blanche-2)

Jayne Mansfield

Johnny Olenn & The Jokers 
Jayne Mansfield - Tom Ewell

Little Richard and His Band

Eddie Fontaine

The Chuckles

Abbey Lincoln

Julie London

Barry Gordon

Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps

Eddie Cochran

The Treniers

Edmond O'Brien

Edmond O'Brien - Henry Jones

Fats Domino

Jayne Mansfield - Tom Ewell

The Platters

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