Elvis Presley is in fine form as singer Rusty Wells, who is hired by Big Frank to watch over his daughter, Val, while on her first girly holiday. Much mayhem ensues when heart throb Romano tries his luck with the hapless girl, and Elvis et all have to intervene. Written by
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As influenced by "Beatlemania" and "The British Invasion of 1964", rock groups were the latest trend, putting many solo performers at a disadvantage. With the box-office success of A Hard Day's Night and the expected success of Help!, three band member buddies--played by Gary Crosby, Jimmy Hawkins and Joby Baker--were added to to the plot in order to enhance the film's appeal to a "newer' generation of rock fans and "teenyboppers". See more »
When Elvis is on the beach playing the intro to "Do the Clam," the sound is clearly from an electric guitar, but when Elvis is shown playing the guitar, it's a regular acoustic guitar, which sounds nothing like an electric. See more »
Where is she? Where's Valerie? Is she all right?
Yeah, she's all right but we woun't be as soon as Big Frank gets wind of this.
I'm not worried about Big Frank. I gotta find her and explain.
What have you got to explain?
Wait a minute. How come all of a sudden you're so worried about her?
[Rusty sheepishly looks at them as they all quickly figure out that he and Valerie are now romanticaly involved]
No... it can't be.
You mean you and her... him and her...?
The King is dead!
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Elvis Presley formula movie at its best. Some forgetful music, but girls galore. Rusty Wells (Elvis) leaves the blowing snow of Chicago for the beaches at Fort Lauderdale during spring break. Rusty and his band are to guard a mobster's daughter without her knowledge. Boy sings; girl swoons. Best songs are "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die", "Puppet On A String" and "Got To Find My Baby". Cast seems like a party list featuring Shelley Fabares, Mary Ann Mobley, Gary Crosby and Chris Noel. One of the most watched Elvis flicks. Soundtrack sold tons.
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