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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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Elvis jumps with the campus crowd to make the beach 'ball' bounce!!! 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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

As influenced by "Beatlemania" and "The British Invasion of 1964", rock groups were the latest trend, putting many solo performers at a disadvantage. With the box-office success of A Hard Day's Night (1964) and the expected success of Help! (1965), three band member buddies--played by Gary Crosby, Jimmy Hawkins and Joby Baker--were added to to the plot in order to enhance the film's appeal to a "newer' generation of rock fans and "teenyboppers". 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

Sgt. Benson: [over the sounds of construction] Are those girls giving you any trouble?
Officer Jones: Nope, they're all quiet now.
Sgt. Benson: Will you speak up? I can't hear you.
Officer Jones: [louder] Everything's fine.
Sgt. Benson: Well, what's all that racket?
Officer Jones: I dunno. I guess they're fixin' the streets out there.
Sgt. Benson: They're what?
Officer Jones: [louder] I said I guess they're fixing the streets out there!
Sgt. Benson: Fixing the streets? At night?
Officer Jones: Yeah, I guess all those college kids get in the way during the daytime.
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Connections

Referenced in American Dreams: To Tell the Truth (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Do Not Disturb
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum and Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Playboy singer keeps his eyes on a mobster's daughter.
29 October 1999 | by michaelRokeefeSee all my reviews

Elvis Presley formula movie at its best. Some catchy music, nice scenery and girls galore. Rusty Wells (Elvis) leaves the blowing snow of Chicago for the beaches at Fort Lauderdale during spring break. Rusty and his band are to guard a mobster's(Harold J. Stone) daughter(Shelley Fabares) without her knowledge. Boy sings; girls swoon. Best songs are "Cross My Heart And Hope To Die", "Puppet On A String" and "Got To Find My Baby". Cast seems like a party list featuring Mary Ann Mobley, Gary Crosby, Joby Baker, Jimmy Hawkins, Chris Noel and Nita Talbot. One of the most liked Elvis flicks. Soundtrack sold tons.


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