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Stay Away Joe (1968)

This average Elvis Presley musical features the King starring as a Native American rodeo rider who returns home to settle down on the ranch, singing his way into the local girls’ hearts as he goes.

Elvis takes a break from flirting with Joan Blondell’s teenage daughter to help his shiftless father (Burgess Meredith) pull a cattle scam on the government.

This Elvis romp was uncharacteristically bawdy for director Peter Tewkesbury, who’d made his name with such wholesome TV series as Father Knows Best and My Three Sons.

Rarely called upon to sing, Presley shambles along with a self-satisfied expression, as he’s repeatedly upstaged by his veteran co-stars.

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Joe Lightcloud
Elvis Presley
Charlie Lightcloud
Burgess Meredith
Glenda Callahan
Joan Blondell
Annie Lightcloud
Katy Jurado
Grandpa
Thomas Gomez
Hy Slager
Jones Henry
Bronc Hoverty
L Q Jones
Mamie Callahan
Quentin Dean

Director
Peter Tewksbury