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Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

Director:

Norman Taurog

Writers:

Allan Weiss (story), Edward Anhalt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Ross Carpenter
Stella Stevens ... Robin Gantner
Jeremy Slate ... Wesley Johnson
Laurel Goodwin Laurel Goodwin ... Laurel Dodge
Benson Fong ... Kin Yung
Robert Strauss ... Sam - Pirate's Den Owner
Guy Lee Guy Lee ... Chen Yung
Frank Puglia ... Papa Stavros
Lili Valenty Lili Valenty ... Mama Stavros (as Lily Valenty)
Beulah Quo Beulah Quo ... Madam Yung
Ginny Tiu Ginny Tiu ... Mai Ling
Elizabeth Tiu Elizabeth Tiu ... Tai Ling
Alexander Tiu Alexander Tiu ... Mai Ling's Brother
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Storyline

Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Taglines:

A dreamboat of a drama.

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Girl in Every Port See more »

Filming Locations:

Hawaii, USA

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$2,600,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hal Wallis Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Stella Stevens did not want to do this movie and was nearly suspended by Paramount. Her protests hurt her relationship with the studio. She has stated several times that she refuses to watch this film. See more »

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At least once during the movie, Elvis goes suddenly from being sockless to wearing socks (eg near end of "We're Coming in Loaded" sequence). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Ross Carpenter: [singing] Girls, goin' swimming, Girl, in bikinis, / A walkin' and wigglin' by, yay, yay, yay / Girls, on the beaches, / Girls, oh, what a peaches, / So pretty, Lord I could cry / I'm just a red blooded boy / And I can't stop thinkin' about Girls!
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Referenced in Mayor of the Sunset Strip (2003) See more »

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A Boy Like Me, A Girl Like You
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Embarrassingly bad, but ...
13 June 2000 | by Lou RuganiSee all my reviews

... Elvis Presley gets a chance to act, and makes his part, which was rather shallow, come alive. I know his forte was in the world of song and music ... but try to get past the superficial froth in pictures such as this and watch the real attention he gives the role. I would have bought a ticket anytime to a serious film starring Presley, and I mean one uninterrupted by some tune every ten minutes. It's too bad his fine acting talents weren't appreciated, and that we'll never have the experience of seeing Presley exercise his full strength in a major dramatic/comedic role. I think he would have been terrific.

If only Hollywood had given him more to do ...


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