August’s Classic Movie Night at Scranton Public Library will be held Wednesday, August 17th with a free screening of the 1956 musical
August’s Classic Movie Night at Scranton Public Library will be held Wednesday, August 17th with a free screening of the 1956 musical comedy The Girl Can’t Help It, starring Jayne Mansfield and Tom Ewell. The screening will begin at 6 PM in the Henkelman Room. Admission is free with your library card.
Hefty hoodlum Marty “Fats” Murdock (Edmond O’Brien) employs has-been agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to transform his girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield in her first starring role), into a singing star because he trusts Tom not to make a pass at her. However, the more time Tom spends with the stunning blonde, the more smitten he becomes. His troubles multiply when he realizes that Jerri can’t sing a note, is not in love with Murdock, and wants to settle down with a nice man like himself.
The Girl Can’t Help It features appearances of performers who would go on to become musical legends, such as Fats Domino, The Platters, Julie London, and Little Richard.
Not Rated; 1 hr., 37 min.
Register online or by calling 570-348-3000.
(Wednesday) 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm
Henkelman Room at the Albright Memorial Library
500 Vine Street
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