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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 March 1966 (USA)
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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(as Frederick de Cordova)

Writers:

(screenplay), (story)
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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
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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 »


Certificate:

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Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rubia contra Pelirroja  »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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(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 Blackie put the live round in the stage gun, it was a Colt single action. After Frankie shot Johnny , the pistol was now a Colt double action revolver that wasn't even introduced till years after the movie was supposed to be set . See more »

Quotes

Frankie: [After Frankie and Johnny get through performing the Petunia number on stage] What were those signals?
Johnny: What signals?
Frankie: Between you and Cully, I'm not blind.
Johnny: Oh, those signals. Nothing, he just made a little bet for me.
Frankie: Now you've got helpers. Can't you lose fast enough alone?
Johnny: [Frankie starts walking away mad] Hey, where are you going?
Frankie: To have my head examined. There must be a hole in it!
Johnny: You can't help it if you're in love.
Frankie: [...]
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Connections

Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Look Out Broadway
(uncredited)
Written by Fred Wise & Randy Starr
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley, Eileen Wilson,for Donna Douglas, and Ray Walker for Harry Morgan
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A costume musical aboard a riverboat.
14 November 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Elvis plays Johnny, a riverboat entertainer that has a big gambling problem. Donna Douglas, better known as Elly Mae Clampett, is Johnny's girl, Frankie. A fortune teller tells Johnny how he can change his luck. Enter a new lady luck played by Nancy Kovack and the cat fight begins. Costumes range from classy to gaudy. A dozen songs make up the soundtrack featuring "Hard Luck" and "Please Don't Stop Loving Me". This film was directed by Fred de Cordova, director of Johnny Carson's "Tonight Show". Also in the cast are Sue Ane Langdon, Harry Morgan and Anthony Eisley. A fun movie to watch.


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