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Kissin' Cousins (1964)

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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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Pappy Tatum
Glenda Farrell ...
Ma Tatum
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Captain Robert Salbo
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Selena Tatum (as Pam Austin)
Cynthia Pepper ...
Midge
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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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Trivia

Elvis Presley supposedly loathed the "strawberry blond" wig he had to wear as the hillbilly cousin in this film, in part because it made him look as he had before deciding to dye his hair black in the mid-fifties. See more »

Goofs

Early in the film the Captain Salbo character wears a tropical Army Class A uniform, without decorations; decorations are mandatory on this uniform, especially with his service record described in the dialogue. Elvis' lieutenant character also wears Air Force service dress (Combo 1) with pilot wings but no decorations. USAF officers in 1964 would have at least the National Defense Service Medal. Also, military creases are not allowed in USAF uniform shirts, as Elvis' character wore. See more »

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Capt. Robert Jason Salbo: How I long for the days when all I had was a war to worry about!
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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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Referenced in That '70s Show: Eric's Hot Cousin (2002) See more »

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Kissin' Cousins
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Written by Fred Wise & Randy Starr
Performed by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires vocal group over the opening credits
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Poor Elvis
27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Kissin' Cousins (1964)

* 1/2 (out of 4)

An Army man (Elvis) tries to talk his redneck cousin (Elvis) into letting the government put up a missile site on his property. As you can tell, the big story here is that Elvis plays a duel role and in fact he's the best thing about the movie but more on that later. The rest of the film is pretty damn lame from start to finish with horrible songs and horrible performance. With a title like this I was expecting a lot of Southern stereotypes but we don't even get any of that, which just makes the film all the more bland. The supporting players are all incredibly weak but I guess they knew how stupid the story was. The actual story never really makes any sense, which just makes the film a drag to go through. Back to Elvis, I thought he gave one of his better performances here in both roles. He spent time in the Army so he looked and acted very realistic in the scenes early on when "reporting" to higher officials. He was also a redneck so I thought he pulled the Southern thing off as well but what the hell was up with that blonde wig? The 'trick shots' used to hide The King's double are the only laughs in the film.


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