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    Girl Happy (1964)

    GIRL HAPPY

    Theatrical-Release: 1964
    Studio: Paramount
    Director: Boris Sagal
    Producer: Joe Pasternak
    Film Length: 96 mins
    Colour/B&W: Colour


    Cast:

    Rusty Wells - Elvis Presley
    Valerie - Shelley Fabares
    Big Frank - Harold J.Stone
    Andy - Gary Crosby
    Wilbur - Jody Baker
    Sunny Daze - Nita Talbot
    Deena - Mary Ann Mobley
    Romano - Fabrizio Mioni

    Story:

    A Chicago nightclub owner, Harold Stone, hires Elvis to keep an eye on his daughter, Fabares, while she's away on holiday in Fort Lauderdale.
    This turns out to be not an easy task, while lots of trouble await Elvis.

    Elvis for instance ends a romantic meeting between Fabares and her admirer Mioni, by removing the yacht they are on from the water and taking it through the streets of the town, to get Shelley Fabares back to her room.

    At one point, after Fabares is arrested for behaving badly in a nightclub, Elvis digs a tunnel onder the jail to get her out of there.

    It's a funny movie at points, and of course all things end well, when Elvis and Fabares fall in love.

    Behind The Scenes:

    Working titles for this movie: "The Only Way To Love", "Girl Crazy".

    Elvis started shooting on June 5, 1964 and finished on July 31.

    "Girl Happy" was the 25th best selling movie of 1965.

    Funny enough the title song was speeded up on the original LP album.

    Nita Talbot and Shelley Fabares sang "Read All About It" in the movie.


    Songs:


    Girl Happy
    Spring Fever
    Fort Lauderdale Chamber Of Commerce
    Startin' Tonight
    Wolf Call
    Do Not Disturb
    Cross My Heart And Hope To Die
    The Meanest Girl In Town
    Do The Clam
    Puppet On A String
    I've Got To Find My Baby

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    Pictures: www.tcb-world.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=68&userid=

    Movie Trailer:

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rrf4p-WKGE"]YouTube- Girl Happy - Original Trailer 1965[/ame]
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    Elvis' "Beach Party" flick. A favorite of mine. Lots of fun. Enjoyable soundtrack. "Do The Clam", baby.

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    Don't know why, but I always liked this move. Shelly Fabares can hold her own next to Ann Margaret any day. There are a couple of Rockers to be found on the soundtrack. "I Got To Find My Baby" and "Meanest Girl In Town" were pretty tough cuts for Elvis by this stage of the game. The title track was pretty good too.

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    One Of My Favorite

    One of my favorite movies
    ELVIS looks great! i like the wordrobe that he wear, great soundtrack
    i like : IV'E GOT TO FIND MY BABY , PUPPET ON A STRING
    LIOR

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    So does Shelly Fabares hold the record of appearing in Elvis Movies with 3? These really were low budget! Why didn't they just make them into a series like Planet of the Apes or Lethal Weapon?

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    Updated with movie trailer.

    Sonny

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    Great movie, and the year i was born.
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    i love that movie
    great comedie...
    when he have one girl waiting and the other on the door and he throw the champangn in his jacket....lool

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    Updated with new trailer.

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    love this movie elvis looks like he is having fun and plays off the other guys in the movie Shelly Fabares is very hot and i all love the soundtrack.

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    I just love this movie,Elvis has a lot of humor here!

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    I don't like so much this movie.

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    Re: Girl Happy (1964)

    Updated with new trailer.

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    Re: Girl Happy (1964)

    A really good comedy movie by Elvis. The very first Elvis movie I saw. It is a very special for me. It is not easy to play a comedy part, and yet Elvis pulls it off nicely.

    IM

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