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When a Girl's Beautiful is a 1947 musical comedy directed by Frank McDonald from a script by Brenda Weisberg. Actress Joi Lansing made her film debut on this film.[1][2]

When a Girl's Beautiful
Directed byFrank McDonald
Produced byWallace McDonald
Screenplay byBrenda Weisberg
Story byHenry K. Moritz
StarringAdele Jergens
Marc Platt
Patricia Berry
CinematographyHenry Freulich
Edited byJerome Thoms
Distributed byColumbia
Release date
25 September 1947
Running time
68 minutes


An advertising man begins a search for the "perfect woman" for a new perfume campaign. After he makes a composite (nicknamed "Miss Temptation") based off several models, his boss believes the woman is real and requests for the man to go and find her.[3] The girl he finds doesn't want to be a model at all, and further complications ensue.


  1. ^ Koper, Richard (2010-03-31). Fifties Blondes: Sexbombs, Sirens, Bad Girls and Teen Queens. BearManor Media. ISBN 9781593935214.
  2. ^ "18 Sep 1947, 578 - Daily News at". Retrieved 2018-12-26.
  3. ^ "15 Feb 1948, Page 14 - Beatrice Daily Sun at". Retrieved 2018-12-26.

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