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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
Gary Crosby ...
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

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

Police Captain: [enters; angry tone] And just who's the lame-brain for making arrests on the college group plan?
Sgt. Benson: Wait til you hear this chief...
Police Captain: [cutting him off] Everyone's been calling the station! The mayor, the chamber of commerce, the newspapers... sounds like one of your bright ideas to get publicity for yourself, Benson!
Sgt. Benson: But sir, what happened was there was a disturbance and brawl at the Kit Kat Club and so...
Police Captain: [again cutting him off] Never mind! How many did you bring in from the raid?
Sgt. Benson: Forty-six arrests.
Police Captain: ...
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Connections

Referenced in Into the Night (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley
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happy world musical full of laughs
17 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

Although most of Elvis' movies were set in a world of total happiness and joy they were very good and were especially good when someone is feeling low. Girl Happy has some great songs and it also had a very successful sound-track. The main theme in this film is that a gangster hires a singer ( Elvis ) to look after his daughter on a holiday camp.


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