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Release Date:
23 November 1960 (USA) See more »
10 Great Songs! See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Tulsa McLean

Juliet Prowse ... Lili
Robert Ivers ... Cookie
James Douglas ... Rick
Letícia Román ... Tina (as Leticia Roman)
Sigrid Maier ... Marla

Arch Johnson ... 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
Ron Starr ... Harvey
Erika Peters ... Trudy
Ludwig Stössel ... Owner of Puppet Show (as Ludwig Stossel)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
The Jordanaires ... Themselves
Edit Angold ... Mrs. Hagermann (uncredited)
Robert Allison Baker III ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Robert Boon ... German Guitarist (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Harper Carter ... MP #1 (uncredited)
Edward Coch ... Bandleader (uncredited)
Walter Conrad ... Chaplain (uncredited)
Wilson Cornell ... Soldier (uncredited)
Bill Couch ... Trampoline Artist (uncredited)
Chuck Couch ... Trampoline Artist (uncredited)
Richard Cowl ... Musician (uncredited)
Liz Dubrock ... Brunette (uncredited)

Britt Ekland ... Britta - Redhead (uncredited)
Edward Faulkner ... Red (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Patron of the Cafe Europa (uncredited)
D.J. Fontana ... Musician (uncredited)
Marianne Gaba ... Bargirl (uncredited)
Marilyn Gladstone ... Blonde (uncredited)

Joe Gray ... Soldier (uncredited)
Hoyt Hawkins ... Member of the Jordanaires (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Willy Kaufman ... Kaffeehaus Manager (uncredited)
Fred Kruger ... Herr Klugmann (uncredited)
Karen Mann ... Waitress (uncredited)
Hugh Manning ... Juggler (uncredited)
Neal Matthews Jr. ... Member of the Jordanaires (uncredited)
Tip McClure ... MP #2 (uncredited)
Hannerl Melcher ... Strolling Girl Singer (uncredited)
Torben Meyer ... Headwaiter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Scotty Moore ... Musician (uncredited)
Elisha Mott ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Judith Rawlins ... Fritzie (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Waiter (uncredited)
Cecile Rogers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Gene Roth ... Businessman #1 with Klugmann (uncredited)
Don Sahlin ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Michael Sargent ... MP #3 (uncredited)
Scott Seaton ... Club Patron at Papa's (uncredited)
Martin Sperzel ... Singer (uncredited)
Gordon Stoker ... Member of the Jordanaires (uncredited)

Edson Stroll ... Sgt 'Dynamite' Bixby (uncredited)
Sally Todd ... Bargirl (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ... Club Patron at Papa's (uncredited)
Blaine Turner ... Bartender (uncredited)
Ray Walker ... Member of the Jordanaires (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)
F. Alton Wood ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Roy Wright ... Businessman #2 with Klugmann (uncredited)
Trude Wyler ... Bit Part (uncredited)
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Directed by
Norman Taurog 
Writing credits
Edmund Beloin (written by) &
Henry Garson (written by)

Produced by
Paul Nathan .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... producer
Original Music by
Joseph J. Lilley 
Cinematography by
Loyal Griggs 
Casting by
Jack Barry (uncredited)
Edward R. Morse (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Hal Pereira 
Walter H. Tyler  (as Walter Tyler)
Set Decoration by
Sam Comer 
Ray Moyer 
Costume Design by
Edith Head 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Hedy Mjorud .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Sidney Perell .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Richard Blaydon .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
William W. Gray .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Herbert Maris .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Richard McWhorter .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael D. Moore .... assistant director (as D. Michael Moore)
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as D. Michael Moore)
William R. Poole .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Donald Roberts .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Frank Winterstein .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
Eugene Acker .... painter (uncredited)
Jim Cottrell .... props (uncredited)
Robert McCrillis .... props (uncredited)
Barnard Schoefelt .... props (uncredited)
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Harold Lewis .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Farciot Edouart .... process photography
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
Joe Gray .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Godfrey A. Godar .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
James Grant .... assistant camera (uncredited)
James Knott .... camera operator (uncredited)
George Pink .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Dominic Seminerio .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John A. Anderson .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Grace Harris .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Warren Low .... editorial supervisor
Music Department
The Jordanaires .... vocal accompaniment
Joseph J. Lilley .... conductor
Gus Levene .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jack Mintz .... dialogue coach
Richard Mueller .... technicolor color consultant
Charles O'Curran .... choreographer
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Col. Tom Parker)
David S. Parkhurst .... technical advisor: military (as Captain David S. Parkhurst)
Bob Baker .... puppeteer (uncredited)
Claire Behnke .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Hannelore Bierwerth .... location secretary (uncredited)
Roland Dupree .... assistant stage director (uncredited)
Helen Grotke .... child welfare (uncredited)
Mary Louise Lowe .... child welfare (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
Rated PG for mild thematic elements (re-rating) (1997)
104 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:G | Finland:S | Iceland:L | South Korea:15 | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | USA:Approved (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1997) | West Germany:12 (original rating)

Did You Know?

The boat Elvis boards ("Bonn"), is now in Karlshamn, southern Sweden, and is used as a discotheque.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Tulsa McLean:Thanks, ma'am.
Lili:I don't like ma'am.
Tulsa McLean:Neither do I. Honey.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Gangster (2012)See more »
Frankfort SpecialSee more »


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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Elvis Is Fresh, 19 August 2009
Author: wes-connors from Earth

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 on stage.

****** G.I. Blues (8/18/60) Norman Taurog ~ Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, James Douglas

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