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Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

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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Robin Gantner
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Wesley Johnson
Laurel Goodwin ...
Laurel Dodge
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Kin Yung
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Sam (owner, Pirate's Den)
Guy Lee ...
Chen Yung
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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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Comedy | Musical

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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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Trivia

In the film Elvis Presley performs his only tango song, "The Walls Have Ears". See more »

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At least once during the movie, Elvis goes suddenly from being sockless to wearing socks (eg near end of "We're Coming in Loaded" sequence). 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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We're Coming In Loaded
Written by Otis Blackwell & Scotty Moore
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Kingfisher Elvis! He croons to the ladies, catches tuna, and cooks a good meal...
16 August 2009 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A bit odd, but generally pleasing, colorful Elvis Presley vehicle casts the singing star as a tuna fisherman who longs to buy his own sailboat; he takes a job as a nightclub entertainer (nearly usurping former-girlfriend Stella Stevens) and balks at women who want to buy him things in exchange for his affection (another poor guy with principles!). Stevens is a tough broad who looks like she's been around a bit, though she's still a better fit for Elvis over newcomer Laurel Goodwin, who twinkles like a bobby-soxer. Elvis actually shows great passion for Goodwin (kissing her in the rain, even speaking of marriage), but she just doesn't seem his type. Musically, Elvis goes International: singing Chinese, dancing a Spanish Tango, crooning Calypso. In the rock 'n roll opener, he sings, "I'm just a red-blooded boy and I can't stop thinking about girls" (if he didn't like girls, what color would his blood be then?). The prettiest song, "Mama", is sung not by Presley but rather The Four Amigos, while Stevens seems to do her cabaret act in between various arguments. Goodwin (secretly rich) takes a job in a hat-shop, but why--to prove she has principles too? The script makes no sense, and the hot-headed character conflicts are contrived, but Jeremy Slate is a convincingly wormy adversary for Elvis, and E.P.'s performance is blithe and easy-to-take. **1/2 from ****


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