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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

 -  Musical | Comedy  -  15 June 1966 (USA)
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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

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Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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pilot | hawaii | helicopter | song | hawaiian | See more »

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Musical | Comedy

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Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA)  »

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Hawaii, USA  »

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Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$2,500,000 (USA)
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1.66 : 1
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Elvis Presley and Tom Jones met for the first time on the set of the film. See more »

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Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Hughie Cannon
Performed by Donna Butterworth
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PARADISE, HAWAIIAN STYLE (Michael D. Moore, 1966) **
31 August 2007 | by (Naxxar, Malta) – See all my reviews

This is yet another resistible vehicle for Elvis Presley with a silly plot (here he's an irresponsible playboy pilot who opens up his own helicopter service), tropical setting, a plethora of girls, child interest, and below-par musical numbers (his crooning to a bunch of dogs while up in the air has to be the nadir of his singing career!). Elvis had already done something similar with BLUE HAWAII (1961) – but that's one which I haven't caught up with so far.

Michael Moore (no relation to the controversial documentarist of the same name) had been the assistant or second-unit director of six previous Elvis titles; considering the dire results here, it's no wonder he wasn't called upon to helm another later on! Popular Asian-American actor James Shigeta is Presley's business partner; the female cast includes Suzanna Leigh (later a British horror/Hammer starlet) and Marianna Hill (she had already appeared uncredited in the Elvis film ROUSTABOUT [1964] and would go on to feature in such heavyweight modern classics as MEDIUM COOL [1969] and THE GODFATHER PART II [1974]!). Shigeta's little girl – she even gets to duet with Elvis on a couple of songs – is played by Donna Butterworth, who had debuted in the Jerry Lewis comedy THE FAMILY JEWELS (1965); it was also nice to see Grady Sutton, a favorite W.C. Fields foil back in the day, as the enthusiastic but nervous crocodile-shoe salesman.


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