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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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Boris Sagal
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Rusty Wells
Shelley Fabares ... Valerie
Harold J. Stone ... Big Frank
Gary Crosby ... Andy
Joby Baker ... Wilbur
Nita Talbot ... Sunny Daze
Mary Ann Mobley ... Deena
Fabrizio Mioni ... Romano
Jimmy Hawkins ... Doc
Jackie Coogan ... Sgt. Benson
Peter Brooks ... Brentwood Von Durgenfeld
John Fiedler ... Mr. Penchill
Chris Noel ... Betsy
Lyn Edgington Lyn Edgington ... Laurie
Gail Gilmore 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 April 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Loco por las chicas See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$3,100,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Euterpe See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This movie has the same opening storyline as _Spinout_, where Elvis' character's band is forced to perform for a young lady because of manipulation by her rich father. Both movies have _Shelly Fabares_ as the young lady. See more »

Goofs

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

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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Connections

Referenced in Into the Night (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Do The Clam
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne and Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Girl Happy (1965) **1/2
21 August 2007 | by JoeKarlosiSee all my reviews

Thinly "plotted" Elvis Presley comedy with Shelley Fabares, who reportedly was Elvis' favorite of all his leading gals. Elvis is the front man in a vintage '60s pop group who leaves the snowy city of Chicago along with his band mates for a spring break down in the warm and bikini-busy Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. He manages to secure the trip by telling his mobster employer that he'll be sure to keep an eye on his boss' college-aged daughter (Fabares, who's cuter in SPINOUT) while she's also vacationing down there with her girlfriends. Typically zany mishaps ensue, but along the way there are some enjoyable songs... "Girl Happy," which is the best of the bunch, "Do Not Disturb," "Puppet on a String", "Ft. Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce", and the latest beach blanket rage, "Do the Clam"! Presley still seems to be pretty game. **1/2 out of ****


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