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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Big Frank
Gary Crosby ...
Joby Baker ...
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 <>

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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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When Rusty is backing the boat trailer up to deliver Valerie (and Romano) to the motel, the frames are segmented resulting in a jumpy image. This is because Rusty is actually driving forward and the film has been reversed. 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 »


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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Girl Happy
Written by Doc Pomus and Norman Meade
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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