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Release Date:
6 March 1964 (USA) See more »
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. | Add synopsis »
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Elvis Presley ... Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum

Arthur O'Connell ... Pappy Tatum

Glenda Farrell ... Ma Tatum

Jack Albertson ... Captain Robert Salbo

Pamela Austin ... Selena Tatum (as Pam Austin)

Cynthia Pepper ... Midge

Yvonne Craig ... 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)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Robert Carson ... Gen. Sam Kruger (uncredited)
Joe Esposito ... Mike (uncredited)
Lynn Fields ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)
Gail Ganley ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)

Teri Garr ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)
Wayne Hartunian ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)
Dallas Johann ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)
Lonni Lees ... Minnie (uncredited)

Lance LeGault ... Hillbilly Dancer (uncredited)

Kent McCord ... Extra (uncredited)
Maureen Reagan ... Lorraine (uncredited)

Joan Staley ... Jonesy (uncredited)

Sailor Vincent ... Hairy Willie (uncredited)
Lori Williams ... Hillbilly dancer (uncredited)

Directed by
Gene Nelson 
Writing credits
Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay) and
Gene Nelson (screenplay)

Gerald Drayson Adams (story)

Produced by
Sam Katzman .... producer
Original Music by
Fred Karger (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Ellis W. Carter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ben Lewis 
Casting by
Warren Mace (uncredited)
Art Direction by
George W. Davis 
Eddie Imazu 
Set Decoration by
Budd Friend  (as Budd S. Friend)
Henry Grace 
Wayne Hartunian (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup supervisor
Mary Westmoreland .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
Norman August .... assistant director (uncredited)
Herb Hirst .... assistant director (uncredited)
Al Murphy .... assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
J.S. Westmoreland .... sound (uncredited)
Lance LeGault .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Larry Prather .... still photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Ostler .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Sylvia Posner .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Music Department
Fred Karger .... conductor
Fred Karger .... music supervisor
Bill Stafford .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Jack Stern .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Harold Belfer .... choreographer (as Hal Belfer)
Tom Parker .... technical advisor (as Colonel Tom Parker)
Sandy Nelson .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Robert Stone .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Tim Sullivan .... dialogue coach (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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96 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Lance LeGault served as a double and stand-in for Presley's dual roles.See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Ma Tatum:You look like you been drug through a mole hole backwards!See more »
Movie Connections:
Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)See more »


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16 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Bad Elvis movies often make the tastiest cinema treats, 4 January 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Here is an Elvis picture with something for everyone: The King appearing in a dual role as a soldier and a hillbilly, exciting fist-fights, surrealistically phony mountain and forest studio sets, hapless choreography, and gorgeous Yvonne Craig as one of the backwoods spitfires who tries to capture E's heart. The film's true value, however, is that is accomplishes the touchstone of any Presley flick worth its salt -- it contains a scene in which Elvis takes a pratfall into a body of water. In one song, E croons, "Life's a playful puppy/You can grab by the scruff/And if you live every sec, what the heck?/Once is enough." My thoughts exactly.

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