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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

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Join Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas for a riverboat ride of rollicking musical entertainment in this charming and sassy comic hit about a gambler and his lady love.

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Abigail
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Join Elvis Presley and Donna Douglas for a riverboat ride of rollicking musical entertainment in this charming and sassy comic hit about a gambler and his lady love.

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Elvis turns the Land of Blues Red Hot with 11 Great Songs! Hear them on RCA Records! See more »


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Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ask ve kumar  »

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$4,500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Technicolor)

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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

Cully: I lost it, Peg. All of it, honest.
Johnny: Yeah, he loaned me the last $5.
Peg: Now you stay out of this. Just to convince me, you take off your shoes.
Cully: My shoes?
Peg: [shouts] Off!
Johnny: Love and trust. That's what makes a marriage great.
Peg: Yeah!
Cully: See? I could never lie to you.
Peg: Ha! Ha! Ha!
[Peg finds a $10 bill in Cully's shoe]
[...]
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Petunia the Gardener's Daughter
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley and Eileen Wilson
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27 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Frankie and Johnny (1966)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Johnny (Elvis) is a riverboat singer who is also one of the worst gamblers in the world, which gets him into major debt and grief to his partner Frankie (Donna Douglas). With no where else to turn, Johnny starts going to a gypsy for advice and she tells him that great luck will come in a beautiful redhead (Nancy Kovack) but this starts trouble with his boss as well as Frankie. I was pleasantly surprised to see how good this little film was, although it suffers from the same issues as many Elvis films of this period. The story is incredibly weak and once again we've gotta see The King fall for the wrong woman and try to get himself out of trouble while singing. What stands this film apart from the others through are the incredibly well done songs, which also feature some great musical numbers. The highlight is the wonderfully played out title song as well as several other tunes including "What Every Woman Lives For", "Down By the Riverside", "When the Saints Go Marching In" and "Hard Luck". Elvis doesn't give what I'd call a good performance but he fits his role well as the dumb but entertaining singer. The biggest credit must go to the supporting cast with Douglas stealing the show and Harry Morgan adding great comedy.


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