Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.
When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.
When he completes his military service Walter Gulick returns to his birthplace, Cream Valley, New York. He was orphaned as an infant and grew up elsewhere but always wanted to return to ... See full summary »
Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate ... See full summary »
When the Kwimper family car runs out of gas on a new Florida highway and an officous state supervisor tries to run them off, Pop Kwimper digs in his heels and decides to do a little ... See full summary »
Mike works on a boat in Acapulco. When the bratty daughter of the boat owner gets him fired, Mike must find new work. Little boy Rauol helps him get a job as a lifeguard and singer at a ... See full summary »
Deke Rivers is a delivery man who is discovered by publicist Glenda Markle and country-western musician Tex Warner who want to promote the talented newcomer to fame and fortune, giving him every break he deserves. Romantic complications arise as Susan, another singer in the group, offers him devoted admiration as Glenda leads him on with promises of a golden future. Written by
[Wayne is trying to persuade Deke to sing at the Buckhorn tavern after being politely refused]
Now I told my girl I could get you to sing! A man can't go back on his word, can he, fella?
Look, maybe you didn't hear me... "fella", but Mr. Rivers doesn't sing in juke joints. So how about going back over there and drink your malted, huh?
[Wayne shoves Skeeter to the floor, girls gasp]
Hey, are these music people causing some trouble here?
There's no trouble, sir. You mind if I...
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This film is such a contrast from Elvis' debut movie. Hair dyed black and allowed to show the raw talent that is parallel to his own meteoric rise to stardom in the music business. Elvis shows his acting potential and provides classic music like "Teddy Bear", "Mean Woman Blues", "Party", the rousing "Got A Lot Of Livin' To Do" and the title song. Veteran Lizabeth Scott and the adorable newcomer Dolores Hart play their rolls well and are not hard on the eyes. Scott sees dollar signs in managing the young singer. And also a way to make her long time boyfriend and companion Wendell Corey jealous. Hart is the girl-next-door type that seems ready to shed her innocence with the bump and grinding singer. This movie fills the bill presenting the raw, rough and ready Elvis Presley.
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