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When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, a sailor has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel.

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Robin Gantner
Jeremy Slate ...
Wesley Johnson
Laurel Goodwin ...
Laurel Dodge
Benson Fong ...
Kin Yung
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Sam (owner, Pirate's Den)
Guy Lee ...
Chen Yung
Frank Puglia ...
Papa Stavros
Lili Valenty ...
Mama Stavros (as Lily Valenty)
Beulah Quo ...
Madam Yung
Ginny Tiu ...
Mai Ling
Elizabeth Tiu ...
Tai Ling
Alexander Tiu ...
Mai Ling's brother
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Elvis plays Ross Carpenter, a fishing guide/sailor who loves his life out on the sea. When he finds out his boss is retiring to Arizona, he has to find a way to buy the Westwind, a boat that he and his father built. He is also caught between two women: insensitive club singer Robin and sweet Laurel. Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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A dreamboat of a drama.

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Rated PG for mild thematic elements | See all certifications »
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21 November 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Girl in Every Port  »

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$2,600,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Working titles have included: "A Girl in Every Port," "Welcome Aboard" and "Gumbo Ya-Ya." See more »

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At least once during the movie, Elvis goes suddenly from being sockless to wearing socks (eg near end of "We're Coming in Loaded" sequence). See more »

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[first lines]
Ross Carpenter: [singing] Girls, goin' swimming, Girl, in bikinis, / A walkin' and wigglin' by, yay, yay, yay / Girls, on the beaches, / Girls, oh, what a peaches, / So pretty, Lord I could cry / I'm just a red blooded boy / And I can't stop thinkin' about Girls!
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The Walls Have Ears
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Elvis rocks in "I Don't Wanna Be Tied"!!!
21 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of Elvis' best movie song performances comes in this film, and it's "I Don't Wanna Be Tied". The King is electrifying in this number! I like it better than "Return To Sender", which was the big seller. Elvis shakes and bakes like there's no tomorrow! Next to "C'mon Everybody" from "Viva Las Vegas", I think Elvis does his best movie dancing. EPE ought to re-release this song as they did with "A Little Less Conversation".

Stella Stevens was cool in this film as well.

The King's acting is unusually strong in this film. He has an edge here that is not often seen in his other roles. The scenes with Jeremy Slate and Elvis are particularly entertaining. His character (Ross Carpenter) is in a fix financially and Elvis' edge suits the role.

I think that as the formula plot movies piled up, you can see Elvis just kinda going through the motions, and not developing a character.

Let's face it - Elvis Presley was about as handsome and talented as a man could be. It's a shame that the Colonel put him on the movie treadmill with banal vehicles.

I've heard that Elvis was offered the role of Tony in "West Side Story", but the Colonel's greed screwed up the deal. What a shame. It could have put Elvis in a serious direction cinematically. The role went to Richard Beymer, who was panned by the critics. I think of Elvis singing "Maria", "There's A Place For Us", and I know he would have been fantastic.


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