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Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

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Ross Carpenter
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Robin Gantner
Jeremy Slate ...
Wesley Johnson
Laurel Goodwin ...
Laurel Dodge
Benson Fong ...
Kin Yung
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Sam (owner, Pirate's Den)
Guy Lee ...
Chen Yung
Frank Puglia ...
Papa Stavros
Lili Valenty ...
Mama Stavros (as Lily Valenty)
Beulah Quo ...
Madam Yung
Ginny Tiu ...
Mai Ling
Elizabeth Tiu ...
Tai Ling
Alexander Tiu ...
Mai Ling's brother
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Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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A dreamboat of a drama.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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21 November 1962 (USA)  »

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A Girl in Every Port  »

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$2,600,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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According to "The Book of Lists 2" by Irving Wallace et. al., this was the most widely televised of all Elvis Presley's films. See more »

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[first lines]
Ross Carpenter: [singing] Girls, goin' swimming, Girl, in bikinis, / A walkin' and wigglin' by, yay, yay, yay / Girls, on the beaches, / Girls, oh, what a peaches, / So pretty, Lord I could cry / I'm just a red blooded boy / And I can't stop thinkin' about Girls!
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Girls! Girls! Girls!
Written by Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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In case you didn't get the point
8 September 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This Elvis Hawaiian location film put an exclamation point three times on its one word repeated title. This movie is about Girls! Girls! Girls! Well actually it only has two of them with any substantial roles, still the King's liking for the opposite sex is amply demonstrated.

Elvis plays a charter boat skipper whose family once owned the boat that he now just works on. It was sold to a family friend and he's trying to earn the money to buy it back. Then it gets sold to the obnoxious Jeremy Slate which sets in motion a lot of the story.

The two Girls! in the film are rich girl going incognito Laurel Goodwin and nightclub singer Stella Stevens. Elvis picks up a few bucks singing where Stevens sings and one of the numbers there is one of his biggest hits Return To Sender. This film is worth seeing Elvis introduce that song alone. Robert Strauss plays the club owner in a role where he's strangely muted especially if you've seen him in Stalag 17 or The Man With The Golden Arm. Not enough use of that man's talents was done here.

Again lovely Hawaiian scenery earmarks this film as with all the other Presley's Hawaiian location movies. Fans of the eternal King will like this one as will others.


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