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Girl Happy (1965) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Boris Sagal and produced by Joe Pasternak.

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Musical Monday: Girl Happy (1965)

on Apr 24, 2017 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 500. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: “Girl Happy” (19... Read full article

2011 TCM Classic Film Festival--Poolside at the Roosevelt and Girl Happy

on May 5, 2011 From GlamAmor

Without a doubt, one of my favorite places to be during the 2011 TCM Classic Film Festival was poolside at the Roosevelt Hotel. I'm frequently drawn to water, as is evident by the fact that I'm a surfer who lives in Santa Monica near the ocean. And so with unbelievably gorgeous weather that warmed... Read full article

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Rusty Wells: [into a phone] Hello? Oh, Mr. Frank...
Big Frank: [into the phone] I just called Valerie and nobody even answers her phone. Where is she at this time of night? I'm warning you... if anything happens to my daughter, you're next engagement down there is going to be at the county hospital!

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When Rusty is backing the boat trailer up to deliver Valerie (and Romano) to the motel, the frames are segmented resulting in a jumpy image. This is because Rusty is actually driving forward and the film has been reversed.
For reasons unknown, several of Elvis Presley's songs are slightly sped up, making his voice sound higher than usual. This is most noticeable on the title track. This error appears to have originated in the recording studio, as the RCA soundtrack album retains the sped up versions of the songs. A recording of "Girl Happy", mastered at the proper speed, would not be released until the 1990s. The explanation came afterwards that it was intentional and that it was supposed to give the title track an upbeat feeling that it lacked apparently in the original version. It has to be reminded that this soundtrack was recorded at the height of Beatlemania in June 1964 and that the record company tried to give some "extra-youth" to Elvis by speeding up the tape. Also, 1964 is the first year Elvis did not reach the TOP 10 with any of the six singles he released that year.
Shelley Fabares is the only woman who was Elvis Presley's love interest in three different films.
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