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Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Not Rated  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  6 March 1964 (USA)
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An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

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Captain Robert Salbo
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Selena Tatum (as Pam Austin)
Cynthia Pepper ...
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Azalea Tatum
Donald Woods ...
General Alvin Donford
Tommy Farrell ...
Master Sgt. William George Bailey
Beverly Powers ...
Trudy
Hortense Petra ...
Dixie
Bobby Stone ...
General's Aide (as Robert Stone)
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An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

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6 March 1964 (USA)  »

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$800,000 (estimated)

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$2,800,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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Elvis introduced Riley as a PFC, but she is wearing 1 stripe which is PVT rank, PFC is 3 stripes. See more »

Goofs

Captain Salbo introduces himself as being from SAC, the Air Force's Strategic Air Command, but he is wearing an Army, not an Air Force, uniform (as are all the enlisted men). See more »

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Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Madam, words fail me. Your culinary talents supersede the most exotic cuisine.
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Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: I must say, in all my travels, I never tasted anything quite like it.
Ma Tatum: You ain't never?
Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: Unh-uhnmm!
[meaning "No"]
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, the "THE END" sign is shown by Pappy Tatum (Arthur O'Connell) and Captain Salbo (Jack Albertson) as they each hold up a paddle, one reading THE, and the other reading END as they both shake hands. See more »

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Soundtracks

There's Gold in the Mountains
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Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley, Pam Austin and Yvonne Craig
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good soundtrack, a few laughs, not bad
1 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

elvis is not engaged here at all and who could blame him? by late '63 he surely expected to be making one serious picture after another.

nonetheless, storyline happens to be very entertaining > the Military heads desperate to secure ol' Smoky Mountain for their missile site, while trying not to be swept away from the sexed up "kittyhawks", bring a smile.

did not need "two Elvis(s)"....but whatever. they both sing real good. as one song suggests, "ON(C)E IS ENOUGH". :)

title tune is particularly strong, shoulda-coulda been a smash...guess the competition from overseas at the time, like, his many imitators, cut down on his airplay. KISSIN' COUSINS/IT HURTS ME (not from film) was as good as many singles from the previous decade!


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