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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 overview, first billed only:
Tulsa McLean
Robert Ivers ...
James Douglas ...
Letícia Román ...
Tina (as Leticia Roman)
Sigrid Maier ...
Sgt. McGraw
Mickey Knox ...
John Hudson ...
Capt. Hobart
Kenneth Becker ...
Mac (as Ken Becker)
Jeremy Slate ...
Beach Dickerson ...
Trent Dolan ...
Carl Crow ...
Fred Essler ...
Papa Mueller


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 <>

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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


$2,000,000 (estimated)


$4,300,000 (USA)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The white convertible sports car in which Lili drives Tulsa to the riverfront is a 1956 Mercedes-Benz 190 SL. See more »


When the GIs are on the train to Frankfurt, Elvis is singing Frankfurt Special. He stand from the seat playing an acoustical guitar, but the music heard is actually an electric guitar. See more »


Tulsa McLean: Where are we going tonight, honey?
Lili: I'd prefer'd if you didn't call me honey.
Tulsa McLean: You didn't mind it inside.
Lili: Now we're outside.
Tulsa McLean: But I got the idea you and me kinda hit it off.
Lili: Ah. You and Herr Klugmann have much in common.
Tulsa McLean: Er, now, wait a minute, honey.
Lili: No honey.
Tulsa McLean: Look, if you and I are going places tonight...
Lili: We are not going any place. You helped me get rid of Herr Klugmann. Thank you. Now I'm going home.
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Referenced in Into the Night (1985) See more »


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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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