View Full Version : Stay Away Joe (1968)

09-25-2004, 01:39 PM

Theatrical-Release: 1968
Studio: MGM
Director: Peter Tewksbury
Producer: Douglas Laurence
Film Length: 98 mins
Colour/B&W: Colour


Joe Lightcloud - Elvis Presley
Charlie Lightcloud - Burgess Meredith
Glenda Callahan - Joan Blondell
Annie Lightcloud - Katy Jurado
Grandpa - Thomas Gomez
Bronc Hogerty - L.Q. Jones
Mamie Callahan - Quentin Dean


Elvis plays the part of a Navajo Indian, returning from the rodeo business to his reservation in Arizona, with twenty heifers and a bull he promoted from his Congressman.

The plan was that Elvis and his Indian father, Burgess Meredith would start raising cattle and that the U.S. Government would help out the entire reservation.

Elvis however barbecues the bull and sells the cattle to buy his mother, Katy Jurado, the home improvements she needs.

Furthermore the movie has Elvis chasing Quentin Dean, the daughter of bar owner Joan Blondell, who chases Elvis all over the place to keep him from meeting Dean.

After a series of funny moments it appears the family will have to go to jail for selling the cattle, which was government property.

Naturally Elvis comes to the rescue and everything works out fine.

Behind The Scenes:

Location filming was done in Cottonwood and Sedona, Arizona on October 18, 1967, until November.

Working titles were: "Bumblebee, Oh Bumblebee" and "Born Rich".

"Stay Away Joe" reached No.65 in Variety's top-grossing list for 1968.

Movie Trailer:

YouTube- Elvis Presley - Scene from "Stay Away, Joe" (MGM 1968) (movie scene)


Stay Away
Stay Away Joe
All I Needed Was The Rain
Goin' Home

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11-14-2005, 03:52 AM


01-01-2007, 07:23 AM
This one always makes me smile, and how good does Elvis look!!! WOW!!!

03-02-2007, 05:47 AM
I think it's one of Elvis' best.
The story isn't much but the movie does have it's moments and is really funny.
And yes, Elvis does look very good in this movie! (y)

03-09-2007, 05:39 PM
It gave Elvis a little more mature role, and that had to be a good thing instead of playing the singing racedriver or singing circus performer. The role was not a total Mr. Niceguy role.

03-09-2007, 05:55 PM
This One Funny movie and One I can watch over and over, find something new about it.
I hadn't see it years my copy is box up and in Michigan Right now.
It's good movie to me, some people don't liked it. they have to watch all the movie and understand THe story is about. I read the book of it

03-09-2007, 08:29 PM
Just got it last week! The sound effects was hilarious!!!

U.S. Male
03-10-2007, 10:31 AM
I actually think this is one of his funniest movies:D Always makes me laugh, especially at the shotgun toating mother lol:lmfao:

The title song "Stay Away Joe" has become a cult favorite on our radio programs here too:lol: ......

08-09-2008, 08:56 AM
Updated with movie trailer.


12-12-2008, 03:29 PM
I always smile or laugh when i see that movie...I love it!:clap::clap:

12-12-2008, 06:18 PM
Great movie! Love the great cast in it.

02-10-2009, 09:46 AM
Just Elvis and the guys having a party - chasing girls, fighting and drinking....and he looks sooooooo gorgeous!

11-28-2009, 06:27 AM
Updated with movie scene!