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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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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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Ecstatic romance...exotic dances...exciting music in the world's lushest paradise of song! 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The second film collaboration between Elvis Presley and director Norman Taurog. See more »

Goofs

When Chad is playing ukulele he is not changing chords, although the music is changing. See more »

Quotes

Chad Gates: Back to your room!
Ellie Corbett: I couldn't sleep there.
Chad Gates: Well you sure can't sleep here. Perhaps you should take a bath - on second thoughts make that a cold shower!
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Connections

Featured in The Story of Elvis Presley (1977) See more »

Soundtracks

Hawaiian Sunset
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley
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the start of the end for serious Elvis movies
29 December 2004 | by See all my reviews

While this is one of Elvis' greatest and fun movies it is a great shame that it was so successful, as it ruined the promise of a wonderful movie career for the King. The scenery and songs are unmatched and it is a fairly decent script, even after some sour comments from Angela Lansbury. Ms. Lansbury has constantly degraded this movie but she made a wonderful appearance as Elvis's mother, and I am sure gave her new fans. This movie was also responsible along with Hawaii Five-O as giving tourism to the Islands a big boost, but have the Hawaiian Tourist Bureau ever mentioned this. 40 years on it is still a treat to watch,and still surpasses some of today's so called "hot movies".Due to the popularity of Blue Hawaii El's management told him this was the way to go.Such a shame.


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