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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 »
Awards:
1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(7 articles)
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Harry Morgan: 1915-2011
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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)
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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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Trivia:
Elvis Presley started working on the film on 11 April 1965.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Peg:Hi, Mitzi.
[Peg notices that Mitzi is upset]
Peg:Oh, the boss in a bad mood again?
Mitzi:Bad? He never felt better. His favorite girl came back.
Peg:Oh, I thought you were.
Mitzi:I just found out I've been understudying the part. Oh, in my next life, I hope I'm not a girl. I could never go through that again.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990)See more »
Soundtrack:
Everybody Come AboardSee more »

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7 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Better Elvis, 27 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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