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Press Release Criterion Press Release: The Girl Can't Help It (1956) (Blu-ray) (1 Viewer)

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I’ve never seen a Jayne Mansfield movie. I’m looking forward to buying this one though.

Her best film??
Jayne squeals a lot in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, and that movie is funnier. Maybe because Tony Randall is much preferred to Tom Ewell. Girl is much more music oriented.
 

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Jayne squeals a lot in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter, and that movie is funnier. Maybe because Tony Randall is much preferred to Tom Ewell. Girl is much more music oriented.

Noted. I added this to my iTunes wish list.

I hope Disney will work to release more titles in 4k. I’d love to see more Marilyn 4K films released.
 

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Discrete stereo tracks have never been released on home video for The Girl Can’t Help It. IMDB clearly says mono. Regardless, i’m getting this one.

4-track stereo.

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Key Video was an imprint of CBS Fox dedicated to art house and older films with lower commercial appeal. And yes Fox DID release The Girl Can't Help It under that brand.

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They would have labled it as being in stereo on the box so all arrows point to mono.
Hmm that box doesn’t mention Tom Ewell’s name either yet he’s in it?
 

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Tom Ewell got top billing in this film. So the fact that he has been relegated to the back of the box makes his popularity with 50s audiences to us all the more inscrutable.
 

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Yes to “The Best Things in Life Are Free”. And I am certain that the stereo tracks survive on that one.

Discrete stereo tracks have never been released on home video for The Girl Can’t Help It. IMDB clearly says mono. Regardless, i’m getting this one.
The stereo tracks (The Best Things in Life are Free) still exist. I was lucky to find the complete score in stereo on the web a few years ago. It is a bootleg of course but quality is great. About the stereo tracks of "The Girl I Can't Help it", I read that the tracks were destroyed a long time ago. I don’t know if it was accidental or not.
 
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The stereo tracks (The Best Things in Life are Free) still exist. I was lucky to find the complete score in stereo on the web a few years ago. It is a bootleg of course but quality is great. About the stereo tracks of "The Girl I Can't Help it", I read that the tracks were destroyed a long time ago. I don’t know if it was accidental or not.

Criterion should have hired Eckhard Büttner from the 3D Film Archive to do the stereophonic sound restoration from the mono tracks. He did a wonderful job on The Maze. Directional dialog and effects were fantastic!
 

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The stereo tracks (The Best Things in Life are Free) still exist. I was lucky to find the complete score in stereo on the web a few years ago. It is a bootleg of course but quality is great. About the stereo tracks of "The Girl I Can't Help it", I read that the tracks were destroyed a long time ago. I don’t know if it was accidental or not.
I can imagine. The Fox stereo prerecordings have always sounded great.
 

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... About the stereo tracks of "The Girl I Can't Help it", I read that the tracks were destroyed a long time ago. I don’t know if it was accidental or not.

Sucks that they were destroyed but, Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter and The Sheriff of Fractured Jaw do have stereo tracks (Sheriff in French only on the DVD).
 

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