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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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
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When leaving the Cafe Europa, Tulsa stands half a head taller than Lili. In actuality Elvis was only a half inch taller than Juliet Prowse's 5'11". See more »
I have something to confess. Last night when I sat down at your table I thought 'oh oh, another one to watch out for'.
And when you sat down I figure 'wow, now here she is. The gal I heard soooo much about.
Oh, I have a reputation?
Yeah, but it's a good one. You're supposed to be a cold potato. A human iceberg. The original fish eye.
Oh, please. So many compliments will go to my head.
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Back in Hollywood, after a two-year stint in the US army, Elvis Presley
(as Tulsa McLean) is a stationed-in-Germany singing soldier out to bed
sexy dancer Juliet Prowse (as Lili). This tailor-made film set the
standard for the successful "ELVIS" movie. Presley spent the 1960s
swinging and singing through "Top Ten" box office and record charts.
"G.I Blues" propelled Elvis back into Quigley Publications "Box Office"
ten most profitable movie stars, where he stayed through 1966. The RCA
soundtrack went platinum, and was #1 for ten of its amazing 111 weeks
on the LP chart. RCA planned no 45 RPM singles (which helped album
sales), but "Wooden Heart" and "G.I. Blues" became hits anyway.
Unfortunately, the musical's trend-setting success overshadowed
Presley's superior studio recordings from the time (listen to "Elvis Is
Back!"). Also note, the re-recording of "Blue Suede Shoes" is a pale
imitation of the 1956 original. So, a creative cancer was being forged.
But, it's not fair to fault "G.I. Blues" for the sight and sound of
Elvis Presley singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" in "Double Trouble"
(1967). And, although everyone (including Presley) longed for him to be
a great dramatic actor, he shows up in "G.I. Blues" as a charming and
natural light performer. Herein, Presley introduces many of the playful
mannerisms used throughout the remainder of his career, in musicals and
****** G.I. Blues (8/18/60) Norman Taurog ~ Elvis Presley, Juliet
Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas
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