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5.0 out of 5 stars A Cinematic Joy!, 11 Dec. 2008
This review is from: The Girl Can't Help It [DVD] (DVD)
I just had to comment on the 1 star review here, I just do not recognise where this person is coming from. As you will see fro other reviewers the quality of this DVD is excellent.

To the film itself, it is a wonderful companion piece to that other great Tom Ewell classic Seven Year Itch [1955] with the other blonde bombshell Marilyn Munroe. I am a great fan of that movies and thought Munroe was ultimate foil to Ewell's "ordinary Joe" character but Mansfield here puts in a stunning performance. Her performance is far more knowing than Munroe's and I think on balance it is The Girl Can't Help It that comes out on top.

Although this seems like an antagonism to the feminist cause, in as much as the Jerri Jordan character just wants to be a housewife with a husband and children to care for, it is also a challenge to the stereotyped perception of the blonde bombshell as shallow and ditsy.

The constant innuendo is also delivered with some style as it is never done in such a way as to offend the innocent.

The big star of the movie, aside from Ewell, Mansfield and the excellent Ed O'Brien as Fats Murdock is the music. Rarely has an attempt to shoehorn popular music into a movie worked so well as it does here. Anyone considering a pop music exploitation movie (and I do not use that term in a negative sense) should watch this move firms to se how it is done.
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