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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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Valerie
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Big Frank
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Andy
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Wilbur
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Doc
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Sunny Daze
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Deena
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Romano
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Sgt. Benson
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Brentwood Von Durgenfeld
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Mr. Penchill
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Betsy
Lyn Edgington ...
Laurie
Gail Gilmore ...
Nancy
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Storyline

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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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Loco por las chicas  »

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Box Office

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$3,100,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Even though the film is set in Fort Lauderdale, Elvis did not film any scenes in the city (as was common practice in later Presley films). Primary shooting was done at the MGM studios in Hollywood, while the beach scenes were filmed in southern California. Only second unit filming was done in Fort Lauderdale. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Sgt. Benson: [over the sounds of construction] Are those girls giving you any trouble?
Officer Jones: Nope, they're all quiet now.
Sgt. Benson: Will you speak up? I can't hear you.
Officer Jones: [louder] Everything's fine.
Sgt. Benson: Well, what's all that racket?
Officer Jones: I dunno. I guess they're fixin' the streets out there.
Sgt. Benson: They're what?
Officer Jones: [louder] I said I guess they're fixing the streets out there!
Sgt. Benson: Fixing the streets? At night?
Officer Jones: Yeah, I guess all those college kids get in the way during the daytime.
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Connections

Referenced in American Dreams: To Tell the Truth (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Girl Happy
(uncredited)
Written by Doc Pomus and Jerry Ragovoy (as Norman Meade)
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Why Elvis & Shelley Fabares in a Romance-Music Hall and Comedy ?
23 November 2004 | by (Bucharest, ROMANIA) – See all my reviews

Because they were just the perfect match of that time, to perform a such movie. It's the best movie of Elvis, combining many styles of music and appropriate dance of those golden years of rock, shake, and twist. Shelley did her best youngness' show performance together with Elvis. The movie revealed also one of the best team of dance around the King, on that empty beach with bushes, while performing "Do the Clam" song. If Fort Lauderdale could keep the tracks of that year buildings and entertainment resorts, it might be another business around Elvis.

Do not forget to review from time to time the King and Shelley. It's a very good entertainment when you've got tired and dance lack of desire.


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