It Happened at the World's Fair
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Elvis Presley stars as one of a pair of broke, smalltime pilots who go to the Seattle World's Fair to try to win some money, but find romance instead. When the local sheriff impounds their crop duster plane to pay gambling debts, pilots Mike Edwards (Presley) and Danny Burke (Gary Lockwood) travel to the World's Fair with a plan to make the money they need at the poker tables. But Mike meets a lost little girl, whom he takes on a tour of the fair, and a beautiful nurse, whom he would like to pursue ... but first he must find the little girl's parents in this romantic musical comedy.]]>
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GIRL HAPPY and KISSIN' COUSINS - On the back of each dvd case it states it is a new digital transfer of complete original theatrical version. But nothing about being re-mastered.
TICKLE ME, STAY AWAY JOE, LIVE A LITTLE LOVE A LITTLE - are all great quality dvd movies.
All dvds are widescreen version and subtitles are English or French *except Tickle Me is English only. For each movie titled there is a set of 4 movie set pictures & 1 mini movie poster enclosed in each case. Pictures are approximately 7 inches by 4.5 inches.
The movie is a musical comedy that pokes fun at the spring break movies of the early 1960s. It is similar in style to GREASE or the BEACH BLANKET BINGO/BEACH PARTY movies or the ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW or BYE BYE BIRDIE. So if you liked those, you will like GIRL HAPPY. It has the usual Elvis movie routines: A fist fight, singing on a stage, singing while driving a car, water skiing, riding a motocycle, and doing the Clam, a new dance that never quite caught on, but which is fun to watch nevertheless. Shelley Fabares and Mary Ann Mobley saunter on the beach and in the pool in bikinis. GIRL HAPPY, indeed!
Jackie Coogan, who played Uncle Fester on the Addams Family TV series and was in the Charlie Chaplin movies, plays a policeman. Elvis even impersonates a woman to get out of jail.
The movie is a tongue in cheek take on the spring break movies. The plot and screenplay are adequate. The music is excellent although lyrically weak. The best song is PUPPET ON A STRING by Sid Tepper and Roy Bennett. The musical score is very good but many of the songs are merely typical movie musical numbers, such as FORT LAUDERDALE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE and WOLF CALL. But Elvis performs them well. They are obviously tongue in cheek numbers that are not to be taken too seriously.
GIRL HAPPY is entertaining. This version includes the original movie trailer.Read more ›
"Girl Happy" is okay family entertainment. Artistically the film is in the same league with Doris Day movies and Jerry Lewis comedies. The romance aspects are mild enough to view with the kids. The comedy is clean, and the language always appropriate. The film is great for nostalgia buffs that remember early high school days and the entertainment options available for young adults. (Remember the Beach Party movies)? There is nothing remarkable about this movie, but it is harmless fun. It's sad to be reminded of the wasted opportunities of Elvis' career, but that is getting way too cerebral over a light weight movie such as "Girl Happy." Don't think about; just kick back and enjoy it.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I loved it. It was a typical E movie . Shelly Fabrae was adorable. Memories of the 60's.Published 5 days ago by bubs1
I love this movie. Anything Elvis is awesome. The movie was good quality. The packaging was good and the item arrived quickly.Published 9 days ago by Angela Olmos
I remember watching this when I was a kid with my Mom, who was a huge Elvis fan. I became one, too. It was great to see it again after many years. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Southern Bell
Couldn't resist at the price it was. Service was excellent.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
As always, a fun movie unique to the Elvis genre. Likely didn't have Colonel Tom, or whatever his name was, involved - a better movie than so many of the others that Elvis... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
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