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G.I. Blues (1960)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Musical  |  23 November 1960 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Tulsa McLean
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Lili
Robert Ivers ...
Cookie
James Douglas ...
Rick
Letícia Román ...
Tina (as Leticia Roman)
Sigrid Maier ...
Marla
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Sgt. McGraw
Mickey Knox ...
Jeeter
John Hudson ...
Capt. Hobart
Kenneth Becker ...
Mac (as Ken Becker)
Jeremy Slate ...
Turk
Beach Dickerson ...
Warren
Trent Dolan ...
Mickey
Carl Crow ...
Walt
Fred Essler ...
Papa Mueller
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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 Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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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:

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$4,300,000 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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According to the Hal B. Wallis papers at the AMPAS Library, Frank Gorshin tested for the role of Cookie and both Russ Tamblyn and Johnny Carson were considered but the filmmakers decided to go with an older actor who could a "breezy conniver with the girls" in order for the character to be portrayed successfully. See more »

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Quotes

Lili: I didn't think I would see you again.
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Frankfort Special
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More subdued, classy, Elvis.
6 March 2003 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

I loved this film. It's not typical Elvis in the sense that for once he doesn't play the irreverent gigolo with a woman waiting for him in every bar; his one big dream is to do music in his own nightclub. He's quite likable and ends up even being noble when he turns the plot (of a soldier engulfed in an bet with his army buddies to 'defrost' a gorgeous nightclub dancer) on its side when he falls in love with the stunning Juliet Prowse. This one is similar in tone to VIVA LAS VEGAS because female lead Prowse is an independent woman, and not a typical Elvis groupie. That's why I like it all the more. She is never, in my opinion, actually 'refrigerated;' even when she turns down a pass from Elvis she's not so much rude as she is firm in her convictions. But what a dancer- with a pair of gams that stretch into next week!! Her introduction in the film (which shows a spinning cardboard cutout in a marquee window turn into the actual Prowse- in a strapless white, shredded dress) is breathtaking!!


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