Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.
Michael D. Moore
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »
The heir to an oil fortune trades places with a water-ski instructor at a Florida hotel to see if girls will like him for himself, rather than his father's money. Written by
Geoff Poole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Although this film was set in Miami, Florida, Elvis Presley's scenes were all shot in and around Los Angeles, California. All the Florida exteriors were shot in wide angles, using doubles and look-alike impersonators for Presley. See more »
At the beginning of the movie Elvis is driving a red convertible and entering Florida. The sign says "Welcome to Florida, the Happy State". Florida is the Sunshine State. See more »
Good Happy movie with reasonable plot, good songs and lots of beautiful girls
Good Happy movie with reasonable plot, good songs and lots of beautiful girls. Elvis plays the fabulously rich son of an oil tycoon. He fears that girls want him for his money and not for himself, so he switches places with a poor water ski instructor, who pretend to be each other.
They are at a hotel where the fabulously rich congregate and all the girls are trying to land a rich husband.
Poor Shelley Fabares is ignored by the man she hopes to land, so she has no choice but to turn to poor Elvis for help. She seems unimpressed by the beautiful songs Elvis sings to her, as she still tries to catch her millionaire. Little does she know what a choice catch Elvis would really be.
The show-down is a boat race. Elvis, who has been hiding his true identity as a high-level chemical engineer, invents an epoxy resin capable of holding a boat together at high speeds.
I liked the movie and wondered why critics panned it. I suppose that it lacks depth and soul wrenching internal conflict, but I cannot see how a movie could be better than this one. Sam Sloan
12 of 17 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?