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Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?

Released 1957
Distributor 20th Century Fox

The Fourth Wall is broken early and often in Frank Tashlin’s wacked-out followup to The Girl Can’t Help It, which bears little resemblance to the Broadway play it’s based on but is still a heck of a lot of fun. 1950s “culture” is skewered mercilessly, especially television–at times it looks like this was produced directly by The National Association of Theater Owners. Jayne Mansfield’s career highlight.

About Mick Garris

Mick Garris will be Executive Producing a film for Universal called Unbroken. It is based on Laura Hillenbrand’s book on Louis Zamperini with Angelina Jolie directing. Previously, Garris created the Masters of Horror hour-long cable series of fright films helmed by well-known genre directors, including himself.  Numerous screenplay assignments led to a career in directing, and he is perhaps best known for his long association with Stephen King, whose novels The Stand and The Shining have been translated by Garris into well-received mini-series. Mick authored the book, “Development Hell”, which can be ordered from Amazon.com at this link!  Mick’s latest books “Snow Shadows” and “Tyler’s Third Act” are now out from Cemetery Dance. A new novella, “Ugly”, and new Hollywood desert noir novel, “SALOME”, will be coming out this year.