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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

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


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31 March 1966 (USA)  »

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

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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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Come Along
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Written by David Hess
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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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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