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    Blue Hawaii (1961)

    BLUE HAWAII

    Theatrical-Release: 1961
    Studio: Paramount
    Director: Norman Taurog
    Producer: Hal B. Wallis
    Film Length: 101 minutes
    Colour/B&W: full colour




    Chad Gates - Elvis Presley
    Maile Duval - Joan Blackman
    Sarah Lee Gates - Angela Lansbury
    Fred Gates - Roland Winters
    Jack Kelman - John Archer
    Miss Abigail Prentice - Nancy Walters
    Mr. Chapman - Howard McNear
    Tucker Garvey - Steve Brodie
    Enid Garvey - Iris Adrian
    Waihila - Hilo Hattie





    Elvis plays Chad Gates, the heir to a pineapple fortune, who returns to the islands after spending two years in the Army.
    He's determined not to do what his mother wants, which is taking on a job in the family's pineapple business, settle down and marry a girl of his own social position.

    Instead Elvis gets a job as a tourist guide, for the agency where his girlfriend Joan Blackman works. His first assignment is escorting four pretty schoolgirls and their teacher around the islands.

    Everything is solved in the end, with Elvis marrying Joan in a beautifully filmed boat wedding, with them hoping to open their own travel agency.



    Location filming commenced on March 17, 1961, in Hawaii and ended on April 17.

    A working title for the movie was: "Hawaiian Beach Boy".

    Juliet Prowse was originally signed to play the Maile part, but couldn't agree on personal terms.

    Blue Hawaii reached No. 2 on Variety's weekly topgrossing chart.

    Producer Hal Wallis ordered a 10pm curfew for the actresses because they started to look tired on the morning sets. They had been partying with Elvis and his entourage each night.

    Joan Blackman also appeared in Elvis' 10th movie: "Kid Galahad".




    Almost Always True
    Aloha Oe
    Beach Boy Blues
    Blue Hawaii
    Can't Help Falling In Love
    Hawaiian Sunset
    Hawaiian Wedding Song
    Island Of Love
    Ito Eats
    Ku-U-I-Po
    Moonlight Swim
    No More
    Rock A Hula Baby
    Slicin' Sand


    Movie Trailer: (No trailer, clip from movie)

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H639lWjqw8k"]YouTube - No More - Elvis Presley[/ame]



    DVD review
    Pictures: www.tcb-world.com/gallery/browseimages.php?c=59&userid=
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    Last edited by Sonny; 05-02-2009 at 09:20 AM.

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    This is "THE" Elvis movie for me. Yes, it set the pattern for all the Elvis musicals that were yet to come, but I enjoyed the film in '61 and even after
    repeated viewings over the years I still love it. Lots of fun, lovely scenery,
    great supporting cast and an excellent soundtrack.

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    Chadwick's home from the warrrr!

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    Brilliant Film

    Blue Hawaii was the very first film I saw Elvis in, It was brilliant and from then on I was hooked. Not only were the songs good, but the scenery well...WOW...and the cast brilliant especially his mum. And the things they came out with. Brilliant Brilliant Brilliant.

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    Love It

    I love all of Elvis's film's but must admit this is a very amusing film, even though I have watched it many many times it still makes me laugh.

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    About Blue Hawaii!!

    Great Info!!

    I love this picture!!

    Regards from Peru,

    Ricardo ribotcb

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    This is a great Elvis movie for sure .
    "How do I get placed in situations like this? Ah hell, I guess it's all part of showbusiness "~ Elvis in his limo on his way to perform in Omaha, NE on June 19th 1977


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    This is a fun movie with great scenery....

    Is it true that Joan Blackman was Elvis' least favourite co-star or is this just a rumour...

    franny

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    Well, I would go with the rumour on this one...

    Just look at the backstage pics of Elvis and Joan in the picture section. It's hard to imagine the story they didn't like each other.

    For as far as I know Stella Stevens (Girls, Girls, Girls) was his least favorite co-star.

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    Sorry, Sonny....I just saw your response...
    Thanks, for letting me know...I had no idea Stella Stevens was his least favourite..

    franny

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    here's a clip of Can't Help Falling In Love (edited)...

    franny

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGr3rxe2U2M

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    Thanks for posting the clip Franny,,,, sure a beautiful one!!!! Dovey
    Get Him, get him~~Hot D*** ~~ he's a Squirrel!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PI7WiBUN_Bw

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    You're welcome, Dovey!
    It was a nice clip...very different...

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    Angela Lansbury who played Elvis's mom in the movie was 10 years, 9 months and 8 days older than Elvis!

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    I love this film,how perfect does Hawaii look,beautiful.Great work by Elvis as well.x
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny View Post
    Well, I would go with the rumour on this one...

    Just look at the backstage pics of Elvis and Joan in the picture section. It's hard to imagine the story they didn't like each other.

    For as far as I know Stella Stevens (Girls, Girls, Girls) was his least favorite co-star.

    Sonny
    I think I would go with rumor, too. Joan was also in Kid Galahad with Elvis. If they didn't get along I don't think she would have agreed to another movie with him.
    This is one of my favorite movies. Absolutely loved Angela Lansbury in this one. What a great comedienne she is.

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    This was the first Elvis film I ever saw; So it will always have a special place in my heart!

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    Updated with movie trailer.

    Sonny

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    This is one of my favorite Elvis movies.... he looks great and the scenery is stunning.... I like a lot of the songs in it too

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