History Film / TheGirlCantHelpIt

29th May '16 1:24:15 PM eroock
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-->--'''Tom'''

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-->--'''Tom'''
-->-- '''Tom'''
2nd May '16 9:55:37 PM aye_amber
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* AntiLoveSong: Julie London's "Cry me a River" is one, apparently to spite him:

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* AntiLoveSong: Julie London's ''Julie London'''s "Cry me a River" is one, apparently to spite him:



* ImagineSpot: "Cry Me A River" as Tom imagining Julie London in his room all around the house in various outfits.

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* ImagineSpot: "Cry Me A River" as Tom imagining Julie London ''Julie London'' in his room all around the house in various outfits.



* TheOneThatGotAway: In the film, Tom was RealLife singer JulieLondon's agent, and he fell in love with her. But he let her get away, and that drove him to start drinking and sent his career spiraling.

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* TheOneThatGotAway: In the film, Tom was RealLife singer JulieLondon's ''Julie London'''s agent, and he fell in love with her. But he let her get away, and that drove him to start drinking and sent his career spiraling.



* RealPersonCameo: The rock acts on offer: Music/LittleRichard, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Eddie Cochrane, Music/FatsDomino, The Platters, Abbey Lincoln, Julie London and others. Initially Tashlin hoped to get Music/ElvisPresley but the Colonel vetoed the offer. So it was very nearly a full set.

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* RealPersonCameo: The rock acts on offer: Music/LittleRichard, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Eddie Cochrane, Music/FatsDomino, The Platters, Abbey Lincoln, Julie London ''Julie London'' and others. Initially Tashlin hoped to get Music/ElvisPresley but the Colonel vetoed the offer. So it was very nearly a full set.



* TheOneThatGotAway: Julie London is this for Tom Miller, apparently he kept their relationship strictly business broke her heart and Tom interprets the song "Cry Me a River" as a TakeThat to him.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: She's in the film for one song, but Julie London has a jawdropping amount of costume changes during "Cry Me A River".

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* TheOneThatGotAway: Julie London ''Julie London'' is this for Tom Miller, apparently he kept their relationship strictly business broke her heart and Tom interprets the song "Cry Me a River" as a TakeThat to him.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: She's in the film for one song, but Julie London ''Julie London'' has a jawdropping amount of costume changes during "Cry Me A River".
24th Feb '16 9:23:09 PM JulianLapostat
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* AllStarCast: The rock stars. Just look at the listing at the bottom of the page picture. It reads like a "Who's Who?" of the [[TheFifties mid fifties]].

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* TheAlcoholic: Tom Miller is seriously on the sauce.
* AllStarCast: The [[invoked]]The rock stars. Just look at the listing at the bottom of the page picture. It reads like a "Who's Who?" of the [[TheFifties mid fifties]].fifties]].
* AntiLoveSong: Julie London's "Cry me a River" is one, apparently to spite him:
--> "Come and cry me a river\\
cry me a river\\
I cried a river over you."



* TheOneThatGotAway: Julie London is this for Tom Miller, apparently he kept their relationship StrictlyBusiness broke her heart and Tom interprets the song "Cry Me a RiveR" as a TakeThat to him.

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* TheOneThatGotAway: Julie London is this for Tom Miller, apparently he kept their relationship StrictlyBusiness strictly business broke her heart and Tom interprets the song "Cry Me a RiveR" River" as a TakeThat to him.
24th Feb '16 9:16:51 PM JulianLapostat
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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* InformedAbility: One might find that about Murdock's song at the end.

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* IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
IJustWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Tom and Jerri hope this for each other.
* ImagineSpot: "Cry Me A River" as Tom imagining Julie London in his room all around the house in various outfits.
* InformedAbility: One might find that about Murdock's song at the end. Of course it's part of the TakeThat against packaged rock music.



* RealPersonCameo: The rock acts on offer: Music/LittleRichard, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Eddie Cochrane, Music/FatsDomino, The Platters, Abbey Lincoln and others. Initially Tashlin hoped to get Music/ElvisPresley but the Colonel vetoed the offer. So it was very nearly a full set.

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* RealPersonCameo: The rock acts on offer: Music/LittleRichard, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Eddie Cochrane, Music/FatsDomino, The Platters, Abbey Lincoln Lincoln, Julie London and others. Initially Tashlin hoped to get Music/ElvisPresley but the Colonel vetoed the offer. So it was very nearly a full set.


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* TheOneThatGotAway: Julie London is this for Tom Miller, apparently he kept their relationship StrictlyBusiness broke her heart and Tom interprets the song "Cry Me a RiveR" as a TakeThat to him.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: She's in the film for one song, but Julie London has a jawdropping amount of costume changes during "Cry Me A River".
24th Feb '16 9:09:15 PM JulianLapostat
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This JayneMansfield film (directed by former Warner Bros. animation director, FrankTashlin) is also notable for its embracing of rock and roll. It has many actual recording stars of the time perform their hits, almost like a {{musical}}. The film also inspired [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney]] to get into music, so this film is one of the causes of TheBritishInvasion.

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This JayneMansfield film (directed by former Warner Bros. animation director, FrankTashlin) Creator/FrankTashlin) is also notable for its embracing of rock and roll. It has many actual recording stars of the time perform their hits, almost like a {{musical}}. The film also inspired [[Music/TheBeatles John Lennon and Paul McCartney]] to get into music, so this film is one of the causes of TheBritishInvasion.



* TheFifties

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* TheFiftiesTheFifties: The definitive portrayal of 50s Rock and Roll.



* SexyWalk

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* SexyWalkRealPersonCameo: The rock acts on offer: Music/LittleRichard, Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, Eddie Cochrane, Music/FatsDomino, The Platters, Abbey Lincoln and others. Initially Tashlin hoped to get Music/ElvisPresley but the Colonel vetoed the offer. So it was very nearly a full set.
* SexyWalk: "The Girl Can't Help It/She was born to please"
1st Feb '16 6:18:44 AM JulianLapostat
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* TheManIsStickingItToTheMan: Rock Music's popular among kids, the musicians are young and talented, yet the business is owned by 30s Gangsters. Indeed the whole plot is about this trope. Fats Murdoch is trying to promote his Moll as a pop sensation so he can cash in on her success, but then it turns out that he's the one with the talent for rock music. Indeed, Murdoch's old rival, who came to the finale to kill Fats, sees how popular he's with the kids and signs him up. It's NothingPersonal, just business.
14th Sep '15 7:28:38 PM DragonQuestZ
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* PrettyInMink: Several furs, and Tom even uses one of Jerri's fox wraps as part of showing her off. She wears it coming into the club, and when the owner is around, he has her take it off and walk by, so the owner can see her full figure.

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* PrettyInMink: Several furs, Jerri is a gangster's girlfriend, so she wears several furs. Her first scene is her wearing a white fox wrap and a dress with a white fox hem.
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Tom even uses one of Jerri's her fox wraps as part of showing her off. She wears it coming into the club, and when the owner is around, he has her take it off and walk by, so the owner can see her full figure.



14th Sep '15 7:27:14 PM DragonQuestZ
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%%* BabiesEverAfter

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%%* BabiesEverAfter* BabiesEverAfter: [[spoiler:Our two leads show up at the end with their children.]]
14th Sep '15 7:03:20 AM JulianLapostat
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* EpicRocking: Music/LittleRichard performs "She's Got It" and "Ready Teddy" in the middle section. And of course the opening credits is his title hit, "The Girl Can't Help It".
14th Sep '15 6:57:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]

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* [[spoiler:BabiesEverAfter]]%%* BabiesEverAfter
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