Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962)

101 mins | Comedy-drama | 1962

Director:

Norman Taurog

Producer:

Hal B. Wallis

Cinematographer:

Loyal Griggs

Editor:

Warren Low

Production Designers:

Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler

Production Company:

Hal Wallis Productions
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HISTORY

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Copyright claimants: Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. The working title of this film is Gumbo Ya-Ya ... More Less

Location scenes filmed in Hawaii. Copyright claimants: Hal B. Wallis and Joseph H. Hazen. The working title of this film is Gumbo Ya-Ya . More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
Asst dir
PRODUCERS
Assoc prod
WRITERS
Orig story
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Cam op
Asst cam
Asst cam
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
COSTUMES
Cost des
MUSIC
Mus score & cond
Vocal accompaniment
DANCE
Mus numbers staged by
MAKEUP
Makeup
Hairstyles
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Unit prod mgr
Scr supv
Casting
Dial coach
SOURCES
SONGS
"Girls Girls Girls," words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
"Return to Sender" and "We're Coming in Loaded," words and music Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott
"A Boy Like Me a Girl Like You," "Song of the Shrimp," "Earth Boy" and "The Walls Have Ears," words and music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
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SONGS
"Girls Girls Girls," words and music by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
"Return to Sender" and "We're Coming in Loaded," words and music Otis Blackwell and Winfield Scott
"A Boy Like Me a Girl Like You," "Song of the Shrimp," "Earth Boy" and "The Walls Have Ears," words and music by Sid Tepper and Roy C. Bennett
"Thanks to the Rolling Sea," "Because of Love" and "Where Do You Come From?" words and music by Ruth Batchelor and Bob Roberts
"We'll Be Together" and "Mama," words and music by Charles O'Curran and Dudley Brooks
"I Don't Want To," words and music by Janice Torre and Fred Spielman
all songs sung by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Gumbo Ya-Ya
Release Date:
1962
Premiere Information:
Honolulu, Hawaii, opening: 31 October 1962
Copyright Claimant:
Hal Wallis Productions
Copyright Date:
31 October 1962
Copyright Number:
LP23321
Physical Properties:
Sound
Color
Technicolor
Duration(in mins):
101
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nightclub singer Ross Carpenter, who also skippers a charter fishing boat for Papa Stavros, dreams of someday purchasing the latter's sailboat, which Ross and his late father built. Stavros offers the prize craft for sale when he is forced to move to Arizona because of his wife's illness, and Ross is determined to earn enough money to buy it, in spite of strong objections from his girl friend, Robin Gantner, who also sings at the club. After a lovers' quarrel Ross meets and becomes attracted to wealthy Laurel Dodge. Meanwhile, the opportunistic Wesley Johnson has bought the boat and later hires Ross to skipper a fishing vessel, even though the two men's personalities conflict. Laurel, who has kept her wealth a secret, learns that Ross hopes to buy the sailboat from Johnson; she purchases it herself and offers it to Ross, but he is angered by the gesture and disappears. Laurel learns Ross has gone to an island to visit some Chinese friends and hires Johnson to take her there. En route, Johnson makes advances towards her and Ross, warned by a friend who has witnessed the scene, rushes to her rescue. The two are happily reunited, and the boat is sold back to Johnson on the condition that Ross will be able to purchase it when he can earn the ... +


Nightclub singer Ross Carpenter, who also skippers a charter fishing boat for Papa Stavros, dreams of someday purchasing the latter's sailboat, which Ross and his late father built. Stavros offers the prize craft for sale when he is forced to move to Arizona because of his wife's illness, and Ross is determined to earn enough money to buy it, in spite of strong objections from his girl friend, Robin Gantner, who also sings at the club. After a lovers' quarrel Ross meets and becomes attracted to wealthy Laurel Dodge. Meanwhile, the opportunistic Wesley Johnson has bought the boat and later hires Ross to skipper a fishing vessel, even though the two men's personalities conflict. Laurel, who has kept her wealth a secret, learns that Ross hopes to buy the sailboat from Johnson; she purchases it herself and offers it to Ross, but he is angered by the gesture and disappears. Laurel learns Ross has gone to an island to visit some Chinese friends and hires Johnson to take her there. En route, Johnson makes advances towards her and Ross, warned by a friend who has witnessed the scene, rushes to her rescue. The two are happily reunited, and the boat is sold back to Johnson on the condition that Ross will be able to purchase it when he can earn the money. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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