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Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 March 1964 (USA)
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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Azalea Tatum
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Master Sgt. William George Bailey
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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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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

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

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Glenda Farrell, who plays Ma Tatum, and Tommy Farrell, who plays MSgt. William George Bailey, in real life are mother and son. See more »

Goofs

Captain Salbo tells one of his men, "Get me SAC Headquarters in the Pentagon" SAC has been headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska since 1948, well before the time frame of this story. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Full House: Kissing Cousins (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Tender Feeling
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Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley singing to Cynthia Pepper; backup by The Jordanaires
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Elvis does Li'l Abner
15 April 2012 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Elvis returns to the military comedy genre a few years after 'GI Blues' in this hillbilly romp about a pilot recruited to help convince his kin folk to let the S.A.C. put a missile silo on their land. Elvis also plays a secondary role as his look-alike hillbilly cousin.

The material is straight out of Li'l Abner - man-crazy half-dressed hillbilly females, disgusting possum based cuisine, a mournful coon hound and a patriarch named Pappy, not to mention moonshiners with a powerful dislike for 'Revenuers'. It's pretty familiar stuff, but dished up with enough energy and amiability that for once the whole exercise manages to rise above the usual (low) formulaic quickie level of the 'Elvis movie'. There are a few half decent songs and a couple of rousing musical numbers in the spirit of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (albeit much less elaborately choreographed). Of interest - leading actress Yvonne Craig became famous two years later as Batgirl.


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