The Best Jayne Mansfield Movies

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List of the best Jayne Mansfield movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jayne Mansfield's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jayne Mansfield movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jayne Mansfield movies will be at the top of the list. Jayne Mansfield has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jayne Mansfield movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jayne Mansfield films to end the squabble once and for all.

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Items on this list include L'Amore Primitivo and Single Room Furnished.

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  • The Girl Can't Help It
    Tom Ewell, Jayne Mansfield, Edmond O'Brien
    38 votes
    • Released: 1956
    • Directed by: Frank Tashlin
    Hefty hoodlum Marty "Fats" Murdock (Edmond O'Brien) employs has-been agent Tom Miller (Tom Ewell) to transform his girlfriend, Jerri Jordan (Jayne Mansfield), 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.
  • Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
    Jayne Mansfield, Tony Randall, Joan Blondell
    29 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Frank Tashlin
    Rock Hunter (Tony Randall) writes television commercials, and he's hatched a strategy for a new beauty product. Needing a famous face to deliver his message, Rock tries to recruit actress Rita Marlowe (Jayne Mansfield). At first she thinks it's beneath her, but she wants to make her actor lover (Mickey Hargitay) envious, so she agrees, as long as Rock pretends to be her boyfriend. Soon, Rock is running the ad company, but his ascension is greeted by all kinds of personal troubles.

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  • It Happened in Athens
    Jayne Mansfield, Bob Mathias, Jean Murat
    12 votes
    • Released: 1962
    • Directed by: Andrew Marton
    It Happened in Athens is a 1962 Greek/American CinemaScope and De Luxe color comedy-drama film released by Twentieth Century-Fox, which focuses on the first modern Olympic Games - the 1896 Summer Olympics - and the eventual winner of its marathon. The film starred newcomer Trax Colton and Jayne Mansfield, along with Xenia Kalogeropoulou, Nico Minardos, and Bob Mathias in supporting roles.
  • The George Raft Story
    Jayne Mansfield, Julie London, Ray Danton
    11 votes
    • Released: 1961
    • Directed by: Joseph M. Newman
    The George Raft Story is a 1961 American biographical film of Hollywood film star George Raft. Ray Danton portrays Raft and the film was directed by Joseph M. Newman. The picture was retitled Spin of a Coin for release in the United Kingdom, a reference to Raft's character's nickel-flipping trick in Scarface, the film that launched Raft's career as an actor known for portraying gangsters.
  • The Burglar
    Jayne Mansfield, Martha Vickers, Dan Duryea
    15 votes
    • Released: 1957
    • Directed by: Paul Wendkos
    The Burglar is a 1957 crime thriller film noir released by Columbia Pictures, based on the 1953 novel of the same name by David Goodis. The picture stars Dan Duryea in the titular role and Jayne Mansfield.

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  • The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield

    The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield

    Jayne Mansfield
    15 votes
    The Wild, Wild World of Jayne Mansfield is a 1968 mondo documentary film chronicling the travels of actress Jayne Mansfield. It was directed by Charles W. Broun, Jr., Joel Holt and Arthur Knight. The film was rated X due to its adult content and nudity.