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G.I. Blues (1960)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lili
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Cookie
James Douglas ...
Rick
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Tina (as Leticia Roman)
Sigrid Maier ...
Marla
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Sgt. McGraw
Mickey Knox ...
Jeeter
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Capt. Hobart
Kenneth Becker ...
Mac (as Ken Becker)
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Turk
Beach Dickerson ...
Warren
Trent Dolan ...
Mickey
Carl Crow ...
Walt
Fred Essler ...
Papa Mueller
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Storyline

Tulsa is a specialist in the US Army stationed in Germany. He loves to sing and has dreams to run his own nightclub when he leaves the army....but dreams don't come cheap. Tulsa places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can spend the night with a club dancer named Lili, who is rumored to be hard to get. When Dynamite gets transferred, Tulsa is brought in to take his place. He is not looking forward to it, but in order to keep his money, he must go through with it. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Your favorite star is again in the lead... [Finland] See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

23 November 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Café Europa  »

Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,300,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The group of children singing included the grimes girls, Gloria, Angela, and Victoria Grimes. Daughters of silent film actress Theo-Alice Jeanne Carpenter See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene when Elvis and another soldier are loading ammunition into the tank, the shells being loaded are much to large for the main tank gun, which was 90mm on the M48 tank. See more »

Quotes

Trudy: I borrow a car from my uncle Otto, we go drive tonight?
Tulsa McLean: We gotta play tonight.
Trudy: Ja wohl.
Tulsa McLean: I mean here.
Trudy: But I borrowed the car.
Tulsa McLean: Maybe later, keep your engine running.
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Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 3 (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Suede Shoes
Written by Carl Perkins
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis rocks the tank
9 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

Elvis rocks the peace time army and breaks through the defences of a hard hearted cabaret dancer in a fictionalised musical version of his own military service. Tulsa (played by Presley), Rick and Cooky ,three army buddies spend most of their off - duty time together. When they are not playing music as a combo, they are frequently at their favourite nightclub. The main attraction is a red head dancer named Lili. Many have tried to melt this beautiful icicle but have failed. Rick and Cooky bet that Tulsa will succeed where all others have failed.


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