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G.I. Blues -- Elvis adopts an on-screen persona he knows well in real life a singin' G.I. in West Germany. Eager to open a stateside nightclub after his hitch in khakis, he takes part in a wager to raise the dough he needs. The bet: he can melt the iceberg heart of a willowy dancer (Juliet Prowse). But all bets may be off when real love intervenes...


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Edmund Beloin (written by) &
Henry Garson (written by)
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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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1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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Elvis' career changing movie See more (28 total) »


  (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
Leon Alton ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Edit Angold ... Mrs. Hagermann (uncredited)
Robert Allison Baker III ... Puppeteer (uncredited)
Eddie Baker ... Diner Patron (uncredited)
Robert Boon ... German Guitarist (uncredited)
Nick Borgani ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
George Bruggeman ... 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)
Harvey Karels ... Patron of Cafe Europa (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)
Harry Minsey ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Scotty Moore ... Musician (uncredited)
Elisha Mott ... Sergeant (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Judith Rawlins ... Fritzie (uncredited)
Tony Regan ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Waclaw Rekwart ... Waiter (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Patron of Cafe Europa (uncredited)
Cecile Rogers ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Clark Ross ... Patron of Cafe Europa (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)

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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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 "sneak preview" was in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, August 18th, 1960.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The G.I.'s are wearing underwear in the shower.See more »
Tulsa McLean:[singing] Can't you see, I love you, / Please don't break my heart in two. / That's not hard to do / 'Cause I don't have a wooden heart.See more »
Blue Suede ShoesSee more »


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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Elvis' career changing movie, 11 October 2002
Author: funkyfry from Oakland CA

Elvis was photographed in uniform while still in service (in Germany) for this amusing, light service comedy. He must make good on a bet made for another serviceman who's been sent to Alaska -- to bed dancer Prowse within a week. She's legendarily cold, but warms up to E's garrulous charms and his chivalry. She takes him out to the country, where he sings to her on a ski-lift and (unfortunately) at a children's puppet show. This is really the beginning of the new Elvis, the family Elvis, which is now despised by many fans of his grittier 50s act, but also really helped him sustain his career through the weird 60s pop music atmosphere. A lot of people that are into Elvis are down on his movie recordings, but the fact is that this is what kept his stuff going when others who came up in rock and roll (Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Bill Haley, etc.) were faltering or beginning exclusively European and Mexican tours and films.

The film, as it is, should serve as nostalgia for some, and as a bright spot of silliness on the now much bleaker cinema screens.

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