DirectorNorman Taurog PrequelKid Galahad CountryUnited States
Release dateNovember 21, 1962 (1962-11-21) (USA) WriterAllan Weiss (story), Edward Anhalt (screenplay), Allan Weiss (screenplay) SongsGirls! Girls! Girls! CastElvis Presley (Ross Carpenter), Stella Stevens (Robin Gantner), Jeremy Slate (Wesley Johnson), Laurel Goodwin (Laurel Dodge), Ginny Tiu (Mai Ling), Elizabeth Tiu (Tai Ling) Similar moviesBlackhat, Meet Dave, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, I Was a Male War Bride, Murder Ahoy, Persuasion
TaglineA dreamboat of a drama.
Girls! Girls! Girls! is a 1962 Golden Globe-nominated American musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley as a penniless Hawaiian fisherman who loves his life on the sea and dreams of owning his own boat. "Return to Sender", which reached #2 on the Billboard pop singles chart, is featured in the movie. The movie opened at #6 on the Variety box office chart and finished the year at #31 on the year-end list of the top-grossing movies of 1962. The movie earned $2.6 million at the box office.
The film was the second of three films Presley shot on location in Hawaii.
Elvis Presley plays Ross Carpenter, a Hawaiian fishing guide and sailor who enjoys boating and sailing out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he seeks to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he built with his father.
Ross is caught in a love triangle with two women: childish, insensitive club singer Robin (Stella Stevens), and sweet Laurel (Laurel Goodwin). When Wesley Johnson (Jeremy Slate) makes advances on Laurel, Ross punches him out. Wesley owns the boat, so Ross thereby loses it. Laurel, however, is not who she pretends to be. Ross has to choose between her and Robin.
Elvis Presley as Ross Carpenter
Stella Stevens as Robin Gantner
Laurel Goodwin as Laurel Dodge
Jeremy Slate as Wesley Johnson
Benson Fong as Kin Yung
Robert Strauss as Sam Anderson
Ann McCrea as Mrs. Arthur Morgan (uncredited)
Jack Nitzsche as Piano Player in Lounge Band (uncredited)
Nestor Paiva as Arthur Morgan (uncredited)
Linda Rand as Village Woman (uncredited)
Edward Sheehan as Ed-Man on Dock (uncredited)
Red West as Bongo-Playing Crewman on Tuna Boat (uncredited)
Awards and nominations
Golden Globes: Nominated for Best Motion Picture - Musical at the 1963 ceremony. The winner that year was The Music Man. Elvis Presley received a 2nd place Laurel Award for the best male performance in a musical for his acting role in this movie.
Girls! Girls! Girls! earned $2,600,000 at the box office in the United States.