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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  31 March 1966 (USA)
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A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

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Cast

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Johnny
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Frankie
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Cully
Sue Ane Langdon ...
Mitzi
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Audrey Christie ...
Peg
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Blackie
Anthony Eisley ...
Braden
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Abigail
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Storyline

A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

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Taglines:

It's Elvis! It's Fun! It's Fightin'! It's Fireworks! When Elvis is Johnny! See more »


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Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rubia contra Pelirroja  »

Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System)

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley started working on the film on 11 April 1965. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny pulls down Cully's beard during the Mardi Gras party, Cully says something as he fixes his beard, but his lips never move. See more »

Quotes

Johnny: Are you a real redhead?
Nellie Bly: I'm a real everything.
Johnny: What's your lucky number?
Nellie Bly: 1. One at a time.
Johnny: One it is. Would you mind giving them your magic touch? Just for luck. You better get the bottom one too. By this time tomorrow, this ship should be the S.S. Johnny. What's your name, Lucky?
Nellie Bly: Nellie. Nellie Bly.
Johnny: Welcome aboard!
Cully: That's it, Bly! I need a name to rhyme with "eye" for a new song I'm writing. Now I got it. Nellie Bly!
Johnny: You're going to be made famous in a song.
Nellie Bly: Well, I've tried every other way.
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Connections

Featured in Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Down By the Riverside / When the Saints Go Marching In
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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Good fun for Elvis fans, Donna Douglas fans
10 October 2002 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Romping, colorful Presley vehicle with plenty of songs and good comedy from Harry Morgan and Donna Douglas. Johnny (Presley) is a riverboat gambler who becomes convinced that a redhead is his good luck charm -- problem is, Frankie (Douglas) is a blonde! She goes after him with a gun, and the rest is in the song (a personal favorite of Elvis', I understand). Edward Small's production clearly outclasses the Sam Katzman drek Presley would soon be floundering in. Some fairly elaborate musical numbers well-executed, quality photography and decent directing. DVD is a good one, buy it Elvis fans.


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