Girl Happy (1965)





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One of Elvis Presley's most popular vehicles, Girl Happy is also one of the most typical. Elvis plays Rusty Wells, the leader of a four-piece rock group, consisting of Gary Crosby, Joby Baker and Jimmy Hawkins. Hired by Chicago gangster boss Big Frank (Harold J. Stone) to protect the virtue of Frank's cute daughter Valerie (Shelley Fabares), Rusty and his buddies follow Valerie to Fort Lauderdale during Spring Break. The girl falls in love with Rusty, then falls out of love when she learns that … More

Rating: G
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Harvey Bullock, R.S. Allen
On DVD: Aug 7, 2007
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)


as Rusty Wells

as Big Frank

as Wilbur

as Sunny Daze

as Sgt. Benson

as Brentwood von Durgen...

as Mr. Penchill

as Betsy

as Bartender

as Wolf Call O'Brien

as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Girl Happy

All Critics (4) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Typical innocuous Elvis vehicle that might be brainless but at least is pleasant.

Full Review… | March 27, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

March 1, 2008
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Audience Reviews for Girl Happy

Another Elvis movie, much like the others, he sings, gets the girl to fall for him, and has a happy ending. It's okay.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

This is so goddamn dopey, but - i will admit- enjoyable. It has bright colors and an outdated 60s-tastic plot line, so it's pretty watchable. The music is HORRENDOUS though, like ouch. I can see why Elvis denounced recording again for the next 8 months after making this stinker.

It's nice when characters have reasons for bursting into song and it helps when Elvis plays a performer. You know pretty much the whole storyline at the begining of the movie, although they did throw me a curve with the father actually liking Elvis. It is one of the better Elvis films I've seen and Elvis actually loses a fight. I am wondering about the bastard child of the UofM and State though since you can't tell in the song who he is talking about they pretend they are the same school and have a green sweater with a Maze M.

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