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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

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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
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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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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Over his head in LOVE, GIRLS, SONGS and LAUGHS! 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

The song "The Meanest Girl in Town" was one of the only songs not composed for this movie. It had been written for Bill Haley and the Comets and recorded by then in 1964 under the title "Yeah She's Evil". See more »

Goofs

At the end of I've Got to Find My Baby the drummer is seen to throw his drumsticks. Immediately after he is seen coming around his drum kit with a stick in his left hand, and immediately after that his hands are empty again. See more »

Quotes

'Wolf Call' O'Brien: Hey, Rusty! How'd you get out?
Andy: What out? He's trying to get in!
'Wolf Call' O'Brien: [to Rusty] You mean you want to be in jail?
Wilbur: It's to see a girl.
Doc: But he can't get in. It's impossible.
'Wolf Call' O'Brien: Interesting problem. Very interesting. A jail-break going the other way.
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Connections

Featured in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 24 June 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Not Disturb
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Lots of fun in the sun with Elvis and friends
22 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Girl Happy is typical of the mid-sixties beach movies,and to some extent,it is similar to another earlier film,"Where the Boys Are".Both take place in Fort Lauderdale,Florida during college spring-break.The plot is simple,and the songs are plentiful.Besides looking and sounding great,Elvis displays his natural talent for comedy,which most actors will admit is more difficult than straight drama.The film is pure fun and moves pretty quickly.Harold J. Stone is excellent as the tough,gangster-like father of co-star Shelley Fabares,who is her usual adorably cute love interest.Plenty of slapstick comedy with Elvis assisted by Gary Crosby(Bing's son),Joby Baker,and Jimmy Hawkins.If you are looking for a fun-filled musical 90 minutes without profanity,violence,substance abuse, or nudity/sexuality,then Girl Happy will make you happy.What's taking the studio so long to release this title on DVD?


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