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Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 30 June 1965 (USA)
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 ... See full summary »

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Vera Radford
Jocelyn Lane ...
Pam Meritt
Jack Mullaney ...
Stanley Potter
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Deputy Sturdivant
Edward Faulkner ...
Brad Bentley
Connie Gilchrist ...
Hilda
Barbara Werle ...
Barbara
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Adolph
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Mr. Dabney
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Mabel
Ines Pedroza ...
Ophelia (as Inez Pedroza)
Lilyan Chauvin ...
Ronnie
Angela Greene ...
Donna
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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 filmfactsman

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It's Elvis! And it's Fun! Way Out Wild and Wooly! It's s-p-o-o-k-y! Full of Joy and Jive! See more »


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30 June 1965 (USA)  »

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Isle of Paradise  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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This is the only movie for which Elvis Presley did not record a new soundtrack. All the songs had been recorded between 1960-63, and had already been released on several albums or singles. See more »

Quotes

Vera Radford: Oh, no, of course not. Stanley, please get Mr. and Mrs. Dabney fixed up. Will you please get them some more chicken?
Mr. Dabney: Yes, and get us a chicken that won't fly away this time.
Vera Radford: Oh
[chuckles]
Vera Radford: of course.
[turning to Mrs. Dabney]
Vera Radford: Are you all right, dear?
Mrs. Dabney: Well, I think I am.
Vera Radford: Of course, you're gonna have some more dinner, and now we're going to have some entertainment. All right?
Mr. Dabney: Oh that's nice!
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

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Slowly But Surely
Written by Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Col. Tom's pimping reaches a new low

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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