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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.
Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather directing her to a cache of gold in the ghost town of Silverado. The sheriff and his gang learn of the letter and plot to take it away from her. Written by
Elvis Presley made this film in a deal with floundering Allied Artists, in which he took a pay cut and did not record any new material in exchange for 50% of the film's profits. The film was a big earner, credited with saving Allied Artists from bankruptcy. See more »
Oh, no, of course not. Stanley, please get Mr. and Mrs. Dabney fixed up. Will you please get them some more chicken?
Yes, and get us a chicken that won't fly away this time.
[turning to Mrs. Dabney]
Are you all right, dear?
Well, I think I am.
Of course, you're gonna have some more dinner, and now we're going to have some entertainment. All right?
Oh that's nice!
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Allied Artists, the studio known for grade C efforts starring the Bowery Boys, made a bid for respectability in the late 50s by signing class directors like Billy Wilder, William Wyler, and John Huston to make films for them. They did, but by 1965, the studio was facing economic disaster. Their salvation turned out to be Elvis Presley. Colonel Tom Parker cut a deal for his "boy" to make "Tickle Me," and, sure enough, the grosses for the film saved Allied Artists from bankruptcy. Unfortunately, everything about "Tickle Me" is bankrupt. The songs are good, especially "Dirty, Dirty Feeling," but that's because they had already been released on earlier Presley albums, and weren't commissioned specifically for the film (after Presley's salary, there wasn't enough money to hire songwriters). Elvis brings his customary charm and wit to the proceedings, thereby making it watchable (Jocelyn Lane helps in that department, too), but this is probably the artistic low point of his movie career. More than any of his other films, this one was strictly meant to cash in on his popularity. It's the ultimate example of Colonel Tom Parker, the showbiz pimp, in action.
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