The Girl from Jones Beach

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  • NR
  • 1949
  • 1 hr 17 min
  • 6.2  (619)

The movie "The Girl from Jones Beach" is a romantic comedy from 1949, starring Ronald Reagan, Virginia Mayo, and Eddie Bracken. The story revolves around a struggling commercial artist named George Gaxton, played by Reagan, who is hoping to make it big in the art world. He receives a big break when he is asked to create an advertisement for a new suntan lotion that is being introduced at Jones Beach, a popular summer destination in New York.

It is on this assignment that George meets a beautiful woman named Ruth Wilson, played by Virginia Mayo, who is the model for the suntan lotion advertisement. George is instantly smitten by Ruth, and is convinced that she is the girl of his dreams. However, much to his disappointment, he is informed that Ruth is engaged to a wealthy businessman named Barton Kendall, played by Dona Drake.

Despite this setback, George is determined to win Ruth's heart, and makes every effort to get closer to her. He pretends to be a famous artist to impress her, and even hires an actor to play his wealthy uncle in an attempt to impress Ruth's family. However, his attempts to win Ruth's heart are complicated by the arrival of his former girlfriend, a gold-digger named Alice, played by Lois Wilson.

As the story progresses, George is caught in a love triangle between Ruth and Alice, and is forced to choose between the two women. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about love and life, and eventually finds out who he truly loves.

The movie is a delightful romantic comedy filled with laughs, romance, and drama. The chemistry between Reagan and Mayo is electric, and their on-screen romance is both charming and witty. Eddie Bracken delivers a hilarious performance as George's best friend, and provides some much-needed comic relief to the story. The supporting cast also delivers strong performances, particularly Dona Drake as Ruth's fiancé, who is both charming and menacing.

The film is also notable for its beautiful cinematography, particularly during the scenes set at Jones Beach. The beach scenes are shot in stunning technicolor, and capture the essence of the summer season perfectly. The music also adds to the film's charm, with catchy tunes and romantic ballads that perfectly capture the mood of each scene.

Overall, "The Girl from Jones Beach" is a classic romantic comedy that is both entertaining and heartwarming. Reagan and Mayo deliver memorable performances, and the story is filled with enough twists and turns to keep audiences guessing until the very end. It is a perfect film for a lazy summer afternoon, and is sure to leave viewers smiling and uplifted.

The Girl from Jones Beach is a 1949 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 17 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.2.

The Girl from Jones Beach
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    1 hr 17 min
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    6.2  (619)