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Girls Girls Girls (1962)

Elvis Presley returns in a romantic romp with colourful locations, a serviceable (though silly) plot and some super ladies, including Stella Stevens who also gets to sing.

Poor fisherman Ross Carpenter (Presley) is chased by several girls while moonlighting as a singer at ‘The Pirate’s Den’ nightclub in order to amass enough cash to buy the fishing boat he captains.

This is one of the King’s most energetic films – much better than the title would suggest and also featuring a genuine hit, Return to Sender. The sentimentality is a bit glutinous, but there’s an underlying toughness to Presley’s character that is shown to good effect in some particularly well-acted scenes that also involve young Laurel Goodwin.

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Jeremy Slate plays Wesley, a troublesome heavy with whom Elvis clashes violently and often over girls, a boat and various other items.

The costumes for the film were designed by the legendary Edith Head. Songs include I Don’t Want ToBecause of Love, and Song of the Shrimp.

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Ross Carpenter
Elvis Presley
Robin Gantner
Stella Stevens
Wesley Johnson
Jeremy Slate
Laurel Dodge
Laurel Goodwin
Sam
Robert Strauss
Alexander Stavros
Frank Puglia
Mama Stavros
Lili Valenty
Kin Yung
Benson Fong
Chen Yung
Guy Lee
Mme Yung
Beulah Quo

Director
Norman Taurog

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