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Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate ... See full summary »

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Joe Lean
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Madame Mijanou
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Marge
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Arthur Nielsen
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Little Egypt
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Charlie Rogers is a leather-jacketed biker who's fired from a singing engagement after getting into a fight with a group of college toughs. While riding his cycle to the next gig, an irate dad runs him off the road when he flirts with his daughter. He's forced to hook up with a traveling carnival until his bike can be fixed. The carnival is run by a tough old broad, a broken-down drunk and his nubile daughter. Along the way, Charlie (who's got a chip on his shoulder about being an orphan) somehow learns about family values from this vaguely dysfunctional one. A scheming rival carny shows up, based on the legend of Colonel Tom Parker, Elvis Presley's real-life manager. Written by alfiehitchie

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Elvis Presley as a Roving, Restless, Reckless, ROUSTABOUT


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Rated PG for mild thematic elements and language | See all certifications »
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11 November 1964 (USA)  »

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Right This Way Folks!  »

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$3,000,000 (USA)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Elvis Presley's eye was cut whilst filming the "Tea House" fight scene at the start of the film. He can be seen sporting a band-aid later on. See more »

Goofs

When Freddy takes Charlie's challenge to hit the target twice in a row at the dunk tank Freddy disputes the first throw so they start again. On the first throw of the re-start you hear the sound of a hit and the girl is dunked but you can see that the ball never really hits the target. See more »

Quotes

Marge: They're taking it bigger than usual.
Charlie Rogers: Good.
Marge: Might mean trouble.
Charlie Rogers: So what else is new?
Marge: Charlie why do you have to act so tough, what does it get you?
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Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) See more »

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Roustabout
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Hard work filtered with fun and romance at the carnival.
29 October 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Elvis plays a happy-go-lucky guy with a small chip on his shoulder. After his cycle is wrecked, he takes on a part time job at Barbara Stanwych's almost bankrupt carnival. Elvis' character sings a few songs and starts bringing crowds to the traveling show again. Joan Freeman plays the goody two shoes that for some reason has the new roustabout going in circles. Leif Erickson is a believable alcoholic, trying to protect his daughter. The soundtrack features "One Track Heart" "Big Love, Big Heartache" and "Little Egypt", plus several very short songs. Contrary of most of the songs being under two minutes long, this was a very popular album. A very pleasant movie directed by John Rich.


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