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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 he's in her dad's employ. Valerie then becomes involved with a slick Italian playboy (Fabrizio Mioni), forcing Rusty to break up the romance lest he end up in a cement overcoat. It all ends happily, of course: after all, Elvis hadn't died on screen since Flaming Star. A bikini-watcher's dream, Girl Happy is less successful as a musical; of the many songs, the title number is the only one with lasting value. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Elvis Presley
as Rusty Wells
Harold J. Stone
as Big Frank
Joby Baker
as Wilbur
Nita Talbot
as Sunny Daze
Jackie Coogan
as Sgt. Benson
Peter Brooks
as Brentwood von Durgenfeld
John Fiedler
as Mr. Penchill
Mike de Anda
as Bartender
Norman Grabowski
as Wolf Call O'Brien
Olan Soule
as Waiter
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Critic Reviews for Girl Happy

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

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Audience Reviews for Girl Happy

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 It has bright colors and an outdated 60s-tastic plot line, so it's pretty watchable.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.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

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
Aj V

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**1/2 (out of four) Energetic Elvis Presley and Shelley Fabares musical vehicle about parting in Florida during Spring Break. The King must watch the daughter of a nightclub owner in exhange for a place to perform.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith

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