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Girl Happy (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 14 April 1965 (USA)
A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Big Frank
Gary Crosby ...
Sunny Daze
Fabrizio Mioni ...
Sgt. Benson
Peter Brooks ...
Brentwood Von Durgenfeld
Mr. Penchill
Lyn Edgington ...
Gail Gilmore ...


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 Paul Batey <pbatey@laurel.ocs.mq.edu.au>

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Elvis jumps with the campus crowd to make the beach 'ball' bounce!!! See more »


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Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loco por las chicas  »

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$3,100,000 (USA)

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Some of the Fort Lauderdale beach crowd sequences were lifted from the movie Where the Boys Are (1960). 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 »


Rusty Wells: [into a phone] Hello? Oh, Mr. Frank...
Big Frank: [into the phone] I just called Valerie and nobody even answers her phone. Where is she at this time of night? I'm warning you... if anything happens to my daughter, you're next engagement down there is going to be at the county hospital!
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Girl Happy
Written by Doc Pomus and Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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The King Does Spring Break
6 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable light-hearted fun. A good movie by mid-sixties Elvis standards. Elvis' favorite leading lady was Shelly Fabres and it's easy to see the chemistry they had together. Most of the songs are very good, unlike many of Elvis' movie soundtracks of the time. Most memorable to me is the wonderful "Wolf Call". And this time the story seems to hold together, as Elvis plays an actual professional singer, rather than a his typical race car driver or daredevil who also sings. His group, which appears regularly in Ft. Lauderdale during spring break, has been asked, after some convincing from Elvis, by his gangster-like employer at their Chicago club gig to keep an eye on his daughter while down there. Lots of funny scenes which keep things rolling along. Anyone looking to laugh and relax s little for 90 minutes should check it out.

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