Elvis Presley

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Elvis Presley stars in this return to musical comedy after several appearances in dramatic roles. Chad Gates (Elvis) comes home to Honolulu after a stint in the service, but shows little interest in working for his overbearing parents’ pineapple plantation. Instead, Chad finds a job as a tour guide for his girlfriend’s travel agency and(…)

Change Of Habit (1969)

The King of Rock and Roll‘s last acting role finds him playing the streetwise Dr John Carpenter, a musical MD with a mission to cure the inner city blues. Helping him out is Michelle Gallagher (Mary Tyler Moore), a caring hipster chick who is in fact, unbeknownst to Elvis, an undercover nun. Michelle wants to(…)

Charro! (1969)

This abortive attempt at changing the lightweight movie image of Elvis Presley is a melodramatic and rather absurd Western featuring Elvis – tough and unshaven but hopelessly inexpressive – as a reformed outlaw who becomes the deputy in a small southwestern border town. Jess Wade (Presley) battles a gang of outlaws who have stolen –(…)

Clambake (1967)

Scott Heyward (Elvis Presley), an heir to millions, switches places with a Miami Beach water-ski instructor to learn about everyday life. He must now compete with a wealthy playboy (Bill Bixby) to attract beautiful co-ed, Dianne Carter (Shelley Fabares). Presley’s 25th film – a reworking of The Prince and the Pauper – looks like it cost next(…)

Double Trouble (1967)

A teenage heiress (Annette Day, an English girl who happened to be in Hollywood at the time yet neglected to take acting lessons) falls for Guy Lambert, an American pop singer touring England (it was actually filmed on a badly designed MGM set in Culver City). No prizes for guessing who plays Lambert. Elvis sings one decent(…)

Easy Come, Easy Go (1967)

The lure of sunken treasure on a Spanish wreck leads to romance between US Navy diver Ted Jackson (Elvis Presley) and Jo Symington – a go-go dancing yoga student (Dodie Marshall). Easy Come, Easy Go is one of Presley’s weakest vehicles – almost as embarrassing for audiences as it clearly was for Presley himself. The plot(…)

Elvis’s Movie Occupations

Elvis’s Movie Occupations

Shrimp Fisherman – Girls! Girls! Girls! (1962) Commercial Photographer – Live A Little, Love A Little (1968) Water Skiing Instructor – Clambake (1967) Frogman – Easy Come, Easy Go (1967) Doctor – Change Of Habit (1969) Lifeguard – Fun In Acapulco (1963) Helicopter Pilot – Paradise Hawaiian Style (1966) Rodeo Rider – Stay Away Joe (1968) Tour Guide – Blue Hawaii (1961) Racing Driver(…)

Flaming Star (1960)

Originally intended as a vehicle for Marlon Brando, this immensely dignified and astoundingly violent (for its time) western – based on Clair Huffaker’s Flaming Lance novel – became the second movie after King Creole (1958) to prove Elvis Presley could act. Here he plays Pacer Burton – an unhappy half native American misfit, who must take sides when(…)

Follow That Dream (1962)

This easy-going rustic drama sees Elvis Presley cast as wide-eyed country boy Toby Kwimper in a film adapted by His Girl Friday screenwriter Charles Lederer from Richard Powell’s novel Pioneer, Go Home. It’s a genuinely entertaining comedy with Elvis’s amiable hick innocently overcoming evil doers at every turn in his bid to find a settled home(…)

Frankie & Johnny (1966)

Musical comedy drama starring Elvis Presley as a Mississippi riverboat entertainer who’s in love with his (female) partner, Frankie (Donna Douglas). But Johnny is a compulsive gambler whose losing streak changes dramatically when lady luck smiles on him in the attractive shape of Nelly Bly (Nancy Kovack). This is gaudy and bright, but, like most of(…)

Fun In Acapulco (1963)

Elvis Presley has his hands full as a would-be cliff diver and former trapeze artist attempting to simultaneously cure his acrophobia after an accident which killed his brother, and win the hand of an aloof displaced royal (Ursula Andress). Add to the mix a pint-sized impresario hoping to break our hero as a lounge act,(…)

G.I. Blues (1960)

Serviceman Tulsa McLean (Presley) is an American soldier stationed in West Germany who has plans to open a nightclub when he returns home. To raise money for the venture he makes a $300 bet that he can spend the night with Lili (Juliet Prowse), a frosty Frankfurt cabaret dancer. Then just as Tulsa realises that his(…)

Girl Happy (1965)

Elvis Presley and the Jordanaires hit the beaches of sunny Fort Lauderdale to baby-sit the beautiful, brainy daughter of their mobster nightclub-owner boss in exchange for a booking. Naturally, a springtime romance blossoms between the King (as pop singer Rusty Wells) and his ward. One of the better Elvis comedies, enlivened by the presence of Presley’s(…)

Girls Girls Girls (1962)

Elvis Presley 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 singing in a club to get his dad out of hock. A rich girl slumming by the shore may prove to be(…)

Harum Scarum (1965)

Elvis Presley stars as action movie star Johnny Tyronne, whose real life becomes adventurous when he is drugged and kidnapped by underground assassins while on a goodwill tour of the Middle East to attend the premier of his latest film. The assassins have seen Johnny’s films and want to employ him to carry out the(…)

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