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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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Charlie Rogers
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Cathy Lean
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Joe Lean
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Madame Mijanou
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Harry Carver
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Marge
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Arthur Nielsen
Steve Brodie ...
Fred
Norman Grabowski ...
Sam
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Lou
Jane Dulo ...
Hazel
Joel Fluellen ...
Cody Marsh
Wilda Taylor ...
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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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Trivia

Director John Rich wasn't interested when producer Hal B. Wallis first offered him the job. 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

Madame Mijanou, Fortune Teller: You will bring great financial reward to your native land.
Charlie Rogers: Sure, but right now I'm a roustabout and the boss told me to come in here and give you a hand.
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It's Carnival Time
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
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Sure to please all Elvis fans
30 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

One of Paramount's best Elvis films. Barbara and Elvis have great chemistry -- too bad no may-december hoochy-coochy was allowed. The songs are pretty bizarre, but mostly pretty good by 60s Elvis standards. I dig the carnival atmosphere. Billy Barty pops up as........ a midget!


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