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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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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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It's Elvis as Johnny and oh, Lordy, how he can love! See more »


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31 March 1966 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Rubia contra Pelirroja  »

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

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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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Connections

Version of Frankie and Johnnie (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Luck
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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A costume musical aboard a riverboat.
14 November 1999 | by 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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