Cinema: The New Pictures, Jun. 1, 1959

Ask Any Girl (Euterpe; MGM) is an exuberantly snappy story of what happens when the ancient art of love is improved by the juvenile science of motivational research.

The heroine (Shirley MacLaine) is a girl from Wilkes-Barre, Pa. who arrives in Manhattan in a condition of innocence she wishes she could cure. A number of big-city leeches hasten to prescribe, but Shirley is an old-fashioned girl who declines to undergo some sorts of physiotherapy. When a Seventh Avenue smoothie (Rod Taylor) offers "to do you a favor and develop you emotionally," Shirley hauls off...

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