Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 14, 1957

The Girl Can't Help It (20th Century-Fox) marks the debut as a movie star of Jayne Mansfield, who has already achieved a tape measure's worth of fame through publicity stills. The plot is frankly built around the 23-year-old platinum blonde's physical proportions. A gangster who wants to marry Jayne has given an agent six weeks to build her up into a famous singer. The agent protests: "Rome wasn't built in a day." The gangster retorts: "She ain't Rome. She's built."

Edge of the City (Jonathan; MGM) is a movie with a message: a man is...

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