THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT

THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT

Director: Frank Tashlin

Running Time: 1h 36min

Year: 1956

Format: DCP

Screening times:

• Saturday, February 8th –  7:15pm

• Sunday, February 9th – 6:30pm

MOB IN MUSIC INDUSTRY! GLITZ, GLAMOUR AND COLOUR! JAYNE MANSFIELD, LITTLE RICHARD AND GENE VINCENT! WOW!

“The Girl Can’t Help It, arguably the director’s most characteristic film, kicks off with a passage that, in its blithe avant-gardism, might have first originated as a blot of animated ink during his formative Warner Bros. studio days: A bow-tied Tom Ewell solemnly steps up to the camera to introduce the feature and, with proscenium-squashing ease, stretches the boxy, black-and-white screen into the Cinemascope rectangle, vibrating with lurid jukebox hues. Little Richard’s cyclonic rendition of the title tune storms through the abstract credits, and Ewell’s Tom Miller, a talent agent bottoming out, is first spotted amid the contortions of rock ’n roll. “

 – Fernando F. Croce (Slant Magazine)