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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

Some of the Fort Lauderdale beach crowd sequences were lifted from the movie Where the Boys Are (1960). 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

Officer Wilkins: Fort Lauderdale... is a friendly city.
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Referenced in American Dreams: To Tell the Truth (2004) See more »

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Do The Clam
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman, Sid Wayne and Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Lots of fun in the sun with Elvis and friends
22 January 2005 | by shelties4usSee all my reviews

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?


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