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Frankie and Johnny
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Writers:
Alex Gottlieb (screenplay)
Nat Perrin (story)
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Release Date:
31 March 1966 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's Elvis as Johnny and oh, Lordy, how he can love! See more »
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Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Johnny

Donna Douglas ... Frankie

Harry Morgan ... Cully
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mitzi

Nancy Kovack ... Nellie Bly
Audrey Christie ... Peg

Robert Strauss ... Blackie
Anthony Eisley ... Braden

Joyce Jameson ... Abigail
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Bum Sleeping on Bench (uncredited)
Judy Chapman ... Earl Barton Dancer (uncredited)

Henry Corden ... Gypsy (uncredited)
Jerome Cowan ... Joe Wilbur (uncredited)
George Klein ... Bit Part (uncredited)
Jack Littlefield ... Croupier (uncredited)
Dee Jay Mattis ... Earl Barton Dancer (uncredited)
James Millhollin ... Proprietor of Costume Shop (uncredited)
Cliff Norton ... Eddie (uncredited)
Eddie Quillan ... Cashier (uncredited)
Richard Reeves ... Man on Street (uncredited)

Naomi Stevens ... Princess Zolita (uncredited)
Wilda Taylor ... Earl Barton Dancer (uncredited)
Larri Thomas ... Earl Barton Dancer (uncredited)
Howard Wendell ... Man at Table (uncredited)
Robert Williams ... Blackjack Dealer (uncredited)
Dave Willock ... Pete (uncredited)
Dick Winslow ... Orchestra Leader (uncredited)

Directed by
Frederick De Cordova  (as Frederick de Cordova)
 
Writing credits
Alex Gottlieb (screenplay)

Nat Perrin (story)

Produced by
Alex Gottlieb .... associate producer
Edward Small .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Fred Karger 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette (director of photography) (as Jacques Marquette)
 
Film Editing by
Grant Whytock (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Walter M. Simonds 
 
Set Decoration by
Morris Hoffman 
 
Costume Design by
Gwen Wakeling 
 
Makeup Department
Dan Greenway .... makeup artist
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist (as Joanne St. Oegger)
Larry Geller .... hair designer: Elvis Presley (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Harold E. Knox .... production supervisor
Joseph Small .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Herbert S. Greene .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Max Frankel .... property master
 
Sound Department
Alfred R. Bird .... sound effects editor (as Al Bird)
Al Overton .... sound (as Alfred J. Overton)
Clem Portman .... re-recordist
Frank Webster .... sound recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Charles E. Dolan .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Harvey Clermont .... casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Wesley Jeffries .... wardrobe coordinator (as Wes Jefferies)
 
Editorial Department
Grant Whytock .... supervising film editor
 
Music Department
Earl Barton .... stager: musical numbers
Edna Bullock .... music editor
The Jordanaires .... vocal backgrounds
Fred Karger .... conductor
 
Other crew
Edward Small .... presenter
 
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Runtime:
87 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Elvis Presley started working on the film on 11 April 1965.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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:
Clint Braden:Hey, piano player.
Cully:Yes, Mr. Braden.
Clint Braden:Tonight try to play the notes the way that they were written.
Cully:I'll use both hands.
Clint Braden:And if your pal Johnny is late again, I hope he can dance with a broken leg.
Cully:That's what I like about you, boss. Always ready with a pat on the back.
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Shout It OutSee more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Some Delights for Elvis Fans, 14 November 2011
Author: Jay Raskin from Orlando, United States

This movie followed "Harum Scarum" and was a big step up simply because "Harum Scarum" was arguably Elvis's worst movie. This one is actually the closest thing that Elvis ever did to a typical Hollywood musical like "Music Man." There's an interesting plot and some good energy that carries through the first half of the movie, but it limps along badly in the second half. I went to sleep and had to finish watching it the next morning.

The large amount of Broadway musical-type tunes simply doesn't fit Elvis' style very well. Only the title tune is really interesting and works very well. At the end, there is a gem called "Please, Don't Stop Loving Me." It comes at about 80 minutes of the film's 87 minute run and I'm not sure that anybody except Elvis fans will last that long.

Apparently Donna Douglas and Elvis had deep philosophical conversations on Paramahansa Yogananda and the Christian religion during the breaks while shooting this movie. This shows as there is very little chemistry between them. Second lead, Nancy Kovack provides whatever sexual chemistry the film does have. One suspects that if Douglas and Kovack had changed roles, the film would have worked much better.

This doesn't fit into the category of Elvis' good movies, but it also doesn't fit into the category of his bad movies. Lets just say that it is an okay movie that only Elvis fans will find pleasurable.

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