Jayne Mansfield Collection

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Episode Description:Disc 1: Girl Can't Help ItDisc 2: Sheriff of Fractured JawDisc 3: Will Success Spoil Rock HunterFormat: DVD MOVIE

Specifications

Studio Foxvideo
SKU 202619588
UPC 024543228318
UPC 14 00024543228318
Format DVD
Keywords
Adaptation
Campy
Deception
Farce
Editors Note
Note THE GIRL CAN'T HELP IT: 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.^WILL SUCCESS SPOIL ROCK HUNTER?: This adaptation of George Axelrod's successful Broadway play takes satiric aim at the television industry with its tale of an ad copywriter who gets in over his head while trying to save the "Stay-Put Lipstick" account. The glamorous star he wants to endorse the product will only agree if he helps her make her boyfriend jealous.^THE SHERIFF OF FRACTURED JAW: Englishman Jonathan Tibbs (Kenneth More) travels to the unruly Old West town of Fractured Jaw, attempting to expand the fortunes of his uncle's company. By a series of mishaps he becomes an accidental hero, and the townspeople make him their sheriff. Jayne Mansfield plays the saloon girl, Kate, who provides counsel for the unwitting authority.
Reviews
Premiere 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "Mansfield was a winning comic actress..." 09/01/2006 p.107
Actors
Jayne Mansfield
Cast & Crew
Betsy Drake - [Will] Actor
Bruce Cabot - [Sheriff] Actor
Edmond O'Brien - [Girl] Actor
Frank Tashlin - [Girl, Will] Director
Henry Hull - [Sheriff] Actor
Jayne Mansfield - [All] Actor
Joan Blondell - [Will] Actor
Julie London - [Girl] Actor
Kenneth More - [Sheriff] Actor
Raoul Walsh - [Sheriff] Director
Tom Ewell - [Girl] Actor
Tony Randall - [Will] Actor
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1956
Catalog ID 2232831
UPC 00024543228318
Number of Discs 3
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Awards
Golden Globe (1958) Tony Randall, Nominee, [Will] Best Motion Picture Actor - Musical/Comedy
Reviews
ReviewSource The Films of Raoul Walsh
Review [Sheriff] This film is full of personal Walsh traditions. The rowdy saloon and dance hall has appeared many times in Walsh's work, going all the back to Regeneration (1915). This saloon, with all its comic fighting and comically exaggerated characters, is part of a forty year tradition in Walsh. In many ways, the two-bit town here is the Western equivalent of the Bowery setting that has recurred so many times in Walsh's work...The heroine is a sexy woman who relates well in a man's world, also a Walsh tradition. Like many of Walsh's heroines, she is a good natured pal to men, but also a woman of great respectability, one who knows how to draw the line against offensive behavior.
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ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource Austin Chronicle
Review [Girl] Starting out as a cartoon director at Warner Bros., Tashlin's later live action films bristled with the imagination of an animator. This larger-than-life Mad magazine-esqe satire on Fifties popular culture practically spills off the screen. Bursting with vivid colors, this is a Hollywood rock & roll musical in Technicolor, Cinemascope, and stereophonic sound...An impressive array of great rock acts are featured in the film, and their performances really rip...Tashlin just didn't get rock & roll, but it didn't stop him from making a great rock & roll movie.
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Reviewer Louis Black
ReviewRating 9
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Mansfield,Jane
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Nell Minow, Movie Mom [Girl] Wild combination of cartoonish farce with seminal rock performances.
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