Saturday, January 9, 2016

The Girl Can't Help It

An oddly forgotten screwball comedy. Tom Ewell makes for an endearing lead as an unscrupulous press agent who must promote a mob mistress played Jayne Mansfield. Now where this leads is pretty predictable, and Mansfield isn't exactly Marilyn Monroe. That does not matter much because it is executed well, and does have a few surprises through the very funny supporting turns by Edmond O'Brien as a mob boss, and Henry Jones as his flunky. Not only that where O'Brien's character goes is not where one might expect. It's a fun, rather underrated film.

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