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The Girl Can't Help It(1956)
Sex, gangsters, and rock and roll blend in one of the '50s' best comedies and the film that made Jayne Mansfield a star. Talent agent Tom Ewell is coerced by mobster Edmond O'Brien to make his talentless girlfriend (Jayne) into a singing star, but things get complicated when Mansfield falls for her mentor. The musical performances by ... more
Wildly funny spoof of Hollywood and Madison Avenue stars Tony Randall as a struggling New York ad man who saves his company when he convinces screen sexpot Jayne Mansfield to endorse a line of lipstick, only to become a celebrity in his own right when he's assumed to be Mansfield's new beau. Scripter/director Frank Tashlin's adaptation ... more
A prim English gentleman (Kenneth More) heads across the Old West to sell his family firm's gun, but winds up befriending a sassy, unruly saloon owner (Jayne Mansfield) and reluctantly becomes the lawman in a wild frontier town in this slapstick sagebrush comedy. Bruce Cabot, Henry Hull also star; directed by Raoul Walsh. 103 min. ... more
It Takes A Thief(1960)
A black-wigged Jayne Mansfield is Billy, the leader of a gang of crooks in this intriguing crime drama about a failed heist that lands Billy's lover and fellow member Jim (Anthony Quayle), who hides the money before he's caught, in prison. Upon Jim's release years later, his former "friends" kidnap his child to pressure him for the ... more
The George Raft Story(1961)
He was born in Hell's Kitchen, turned down the Sam Spade role in "The Maltese Falcon," and knew real-life gangsters Bugsy Siegel and Meyer Lansky--but, who was the "real" George Raft? This biopic gives the actor's life story a gripping whirl, tracing Raft's (played by Ray Danton) career from his fame-making turn in 1932's "Scarface" ... more
Too Hot To Handle(1961)
Jayne Mansfield, wearing a see-through sequined net dress, plays a stripper in a seedy club in Soho who informs on her club owner-boyfriend in order to save his life from the violent blackmailers after him. Christopher Lee, Leo Genn, Karl Boehm, and Ian Fleming also star. AKA: "Playgirl After Dark." 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English ... more
It Happened In Athens(1962)
In 1896 Athens, a publicity-hungry actress (Jayne Mansfield) declares that she'll wed the winner of the revived Olympics' 26-mile marathon, all the time believing that her military officer lover (Nico Minardos) has the event in the bag. What to do when an impoverished shepherd (Trax Colton) comes away with the gold? Xenia Kalogeropoulou, ... more
The luscious Jayne Mansfield dares and bares all in this outrageous sex comedy set on an ocean liner where a sea cruise becomes a bed-hopping mix-up for Jayne, real-life spouse Mickey Hargitay, Tommy Noonan and Marie McDonald. See Imogene Coca as herself! See Jayne in totally superfluous nude scenes! See why this film was (honest!) ... more
Faced with the prospect of a huge income tax bite, a shady businessman (Mike Connors) decides to sink his cash into a destined-for-disaster TV production of "Romeo and Juliet," handing the title roles to an over-the-hill matinee idol (Maurice Chevalier) and a star-struck call girl (Jayne Mansfield). When the finished product becomes ... more
Jayne Mansfield doing the Twist with Maurice Chevalier? That's just part of the fun in this racy romp that has TV producer Mike Connors casting the duo in a "Romeo and Juliet" pilot that he wants to use as a flop tax write-off. Offbeat comedy also stars Eleanor Parker, Akim Tamiroff. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.
Dog Eat Dog(1964)
Jayne Mansfield, Cameron Mitchell and Werner Peters star in this Albert Zugsmith production, playing bank robbers who encounter murder and heated passion while on the lam in the Mediterranean following a robbery. 86 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono; photo gallery; newsreel footage; theatrical trailer.
The Fat Spy(1966)
A camp classic featuring an incredible cast, this spoof details the efforts of a group of people searching for the Fountain of Youth in Florida, uncovering young rock stars and the buxom Jayne Mansfield instead. Jack E. Leonard, Phyllis Diller, Brian Donlevy, and The Wild Ones star. 75 min. Soundtrack: English.
Sex, gangsters and rock 'n' roll blend in "The Girl Can't Help It" (1956), one of the '50s best comedies and the film that made Jayne Mansfield a star. Mob boss Edmond O'Brien coerces agent Tom Ewell into making his talentless girlfriend (Jayne) a singing star. With performances by Little Richard, Gene Vincent, and Fats Domino. Next, ... more