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Girl Happy (1965)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  14 April 1965 (USA)
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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
Gary Crosby ...
Andy
Joby Baker ...
Wilbur
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Doc
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Sunny Daze
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Deena
Fabrizio Mioni ...
Romano
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Sgt. Benson
Peter Brooks ...
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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14 April 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Louco por Garotas  »

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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

For reasons unknown, several of Elvis Presley's songs are slightly sped up, making his voice sound higher than usual. This is most noticeable on the title track. This error appears to have originated in the recording studio, as the RCA soundtrack album retains the sped up versions of the songs. A recording of "Girl Happy", mastered at the proper speed, would not be released until the 1990s. The explanation came afterwards that it was intentional and that it was supposed to give the title track an upbeat feeling that it lacked apparently in the original version. It has to be reminded that this soundtrack was recorded at the height of Beatlemania in June 1964 and that the record company tried to give some "extra-youth" to Elvis by speeding up the tape. Also, 1964 is the first year Elvis did not reach the TOP 10 with any of the six singles he released that year. See more »

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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

Big Frank: Maybe I shouldn't be sore. Maybe we should go out to dinner and celebrate. It isn't often that I fly nearly 2,000 miles to get my daughter out of jail! Big pleasure for a parent!
Valerie: Daddy, please! Don't you think I feel bad enough about this?
Big Frank: And to think that I was getting to like that Rusty kid. Well, when I find him I'm personally gonna fix him good! This whole thing's his fault!
Valerie: It's not all his fault! He was only doing what you told him to do!
Big Frank: Why are you sticking up for him?
Valerie: I'm not sticking...
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Soundtracks

Cross My Heart and Hope to Die
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman and Sid Wayne
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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