IMDb > Girl Happy (1965)
Girl Happy
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Girl Happy (1965) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 16 | slideshow)

Overview

User Rating:
6.3/10   1,641 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Down 1% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writers:
Harvey Bullock (written by) and
R.S. Allen (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Girl Happy on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
14 April 1965 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Over his head in LOVE, GIRLS, SONGS and LAUGHS! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
Former Miss America Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 77
 (From E! Online. 10 December 2014, 5:00 AM, PST)

Former Miss America and Actress Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 77
 (From PEOPLE.com. 10 December 2014, 12:00 AM, PST)

Former Miss America and Actress Mary Ann Mobley Dies at 77
 (From PEOPLE.com. 10 December 2014, 12:00 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Lots of fun in the sun with Elvis and friends See more (24 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Rusty Wells

Shelley Fabares ... Valerie

Harold J. Stone ... Big Frank
Gary Crosby ... Andy

Joby Baker ... Wilbur

Jimmy Hawkins ... Doc

Nita Talbot ... Sunny Daze

Mary Ann Mobley ... Deena

Fabrizio Mioni ... Romano

Jackie Coogan ... Sgt. Benson

Peter Brooks ... Brentwood Von Durgenfeld

John Fiedler ... Mr. Penchill

Chris Noel ... Betsy
Lyn Edgington ... Laurie
Gail Gilmore ... Nancy
Pamela Curran ... Bobbie
Rusty Allen ... Linda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Beverly Adams ... Girl #2 (uncredited)

George Cisar ... Bartender at the Kit Kat Club (uncredited)
Theresa Cooper ... Girl (uncredited)
Nancy Czar ... Blonde on Beach (uncredited)
Stasa Damascus ... Girl #3 (uncredited)
Jim Dawson ... Muscle Boy (uncredited)
Mike De Anda ... Burt - Bartender at the Sandbar Club (uncredited)
Darren Dublin ... Driver (uncredited)

Tommy Farrell ... Louie (uncredited)
Ted Fish ... Garbageman (uncredited)

Milton Frome ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Norman Grabowski ... 'Wolf Call' O'Brien (uncredited)

Dan Haggerty ... Charlie (uncredited)
Alan Hanley ... 1st Waiter at 77 Club (uncredited)

Hank Jones ... Boy (uncredited)
Ralph Lee ... Officer Jones (uncredited)

Kent McCord ... (uncredited)
Julie Payne ... Girl #1 (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Officer Wilkins (uncredited)

Olan Soule ... 2nd Waiter at 77 Club (uncredited)

Les Tremayne ... Opening Narrator (voice) (uncredited)

Red West ... Extra in Kit Kat Club (uncredited)
Lori Williams ... Dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Boris Sagal 
 
Writing credits
Harvey Bullock (written by) and
R.S. Allen (written by)

Produced by
Joe Pasternak .... producer
 
Original Music by
George Stoll 
Robert Van Eps (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Rita Roland 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Addison Hehr 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Hugh Hunt 
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Larry Geller .... hair designer: Elvis Presley (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)
Al Shenberg .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Aldworth .... assistant director
Wally Jones .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Jim Luttrell .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Larry Hadsell .... boom operator (uncredited)
Larry Jost .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Bruce Wright .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Lightning Bear .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Cliff King .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Bill Norton .... camera operator (uncredited)
Perry O'Brien .... gaffer (uncredited)
Dale Varnum .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Lambert Marks .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Elva Martien .... wardrobe (uncredited)
 
Music Department
The Jordanaires .... vocal backgrounds
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Robert Van Eps .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Cleo Anton .... script supervisor (uncredited)
David Winters .... choreographer (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
Runtime:
96 min
Country:
Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Company:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Shelley Fabares is the only woman who was Elvis Presley's love interest in three different films.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:
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!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Puppet On a StringSee more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
11 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Lots of fun in the sun with Elvis and friends, 22 January 2005
Author: shelties4us from United States

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?

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (24 total) »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Some Like It Hot Spinout Gentlemen Prefer Blondes On the Town Neptune's Daughter
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Comedy section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.