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Blue Hawaii (1961)

After arriving back in Hawaii from the Army, Chad Gates defies his parents' wishes for him to work at the family business and instead goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.

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Storyline

Chad Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surf-board, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend. His father wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant. So Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Elvis Presley rides the crest of the wave in... See more »

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Comedy | Musical

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

22 November 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hawaii Beach Boy  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$10,440,453

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$10,440,453
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Approximately seven minutes before "The End," Maile (Joan Blackman) kicks Chad (Elvis Presley) out of her room on Kauai, then peeks through the blinds. Briefly in her view is a couple paddling a canoe. The woman, blond and seated in front, is pop singer Patti Page. How Patti paddled her way into being an extra came about because she was then married to Charles O'Curran, a choreographer and music stager for many films produced by Hal B. Wallis, including this one. See more »

Goofs

Every time they show the travel agency where Chad's girlfriend works, the traffic outside the window has a blue Ford Falcon and a 1957 white Ford convertible moving from the same spot. See more »

Quotes

Kid on beach: [Seeing Chad and Maile kissing on beach] Can I play?
Chad Gates: I think you're a little young for this game.
Kid on beach: If I get a girl can I play with you?
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Connections

Referenced in Elvis Gratton: Le king des kings (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

On Moonlight Bay
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Music by Percy Wenrich and lyrics by Edward Madden
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Not by-the-numbers
21 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

There is something about Elvis in Hawaii that makes so much sense to me. The fact that several of his movies were made there is not surprising at all. I enjoyed this one very much - he has some great chemistry w/his co-stars and Angela Lansbury gets to overact as his possessive Mother. All in all, I liked the movie very much and who can resist hearing the King sing "Can't Help Falling in Love With You" on more time?


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