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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

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Big Frank
Gary Crosby ...
Andy
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Wilbur
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Sunny Daze
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Deena
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Romano
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Doc
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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 (as Gale Gilmore)
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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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Over his head in LOVE, GIRLS, SONGS and LAUGHS! See more »


Certificate:

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

Gross:

$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 playing the bass guitar (club scene right before the brawl) he sets the bass down, but you can hear the bass riff continue to play. See more »

Quotes

Rusty Wells: [into a phone] Hello? Oh, Mr. Frank...
Big Frank: [into the phone] I just called Valerie and nobody even answers her phone. Where is she at this time of night? I'm warning you... if anything happens to my daughter, you're next engagement down there is going to be at the county hospital!
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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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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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