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Double Trouble (1967)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 5 April 1967 (USA)
When singer Guy Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.

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Annette Day ...
Jill Conway
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Gerald Waverly
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Claire Dunham
The Wiere Brothers ...
Three Bumbling Detectives
Chips Rafferty ...
Archie Brown
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Arthur Babcock
Monte Landis ...
Georgie (as Monty Landis)
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Morley
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Inspector de Groote
John Alderson ...
Iceman
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Captain Roach
Maurice Marsac ...
Frenchman
Walter Burke ...
Mate
Helene Winston ...
Gerda
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A rock singer touring England gets involved with a wealthy teenage heiress in London. Turns out the girl's uncle is trying to steal her money, putting her life in danger, and is also involved in a jewel smuggling operation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Elvis takes mad mod Europe by song as he swings into a brand new adventure filled with dames, diamonds, discotheques and danger! See more »

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5 April 1967 (USA)  »

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You're Killing Me  »

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$1,600,000 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The words "biccies" and "super-duper" were added to the screenplay after director Norman Taurog heard Annette Day saying those on the set. See more »

Quotes

Guy Lambert: Get off my bed. Get off the bed! Put your shoes back on. Put your shoes back on!
Jill Conway: My feet hurt.
Guy Lambert: [mockingly] My feet hurt.
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Connections

References The Pink Panther (1963) See more »

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Old MacDonald
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Written by Randy Starr
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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Elvis never leaves the sound stage
18 August 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

In his career Elvis Presley did three Hawaiian based films for which he got a nice Hawaiian vacation to shoot there. But for Double Trouble which is European based, the King never left the MGM lot for this film. All the scenes in London, Brussels, Antwerp, and Stockholm were strictly second unit establishing stuff. He must have thought he was gypped.

And Double Trouble is not as good as either Paradise Hawaiian Style or Blue Hawaii, the latter one Elvis's very best. And he's not playing or courting twins either. Instead he's a pop singer on tour in Europe who gets mixed up with a pair of women. One is Yvonne Romain a worldly, but deadly sophisticate the other is a teen just days shy of seventeen played by Annette Day.

For reasons it takes the whole film to figure out why people keep trying to kill Presley. In fact this plot is quite serious as young Annette Day is in danger and Presley by his association with her. But this is an Elvis film so songs and comedy are added. I would say rather shoehorned in to fit the kind of films Presley was making. It's entertaining, but muddled.

As always, Colonel Tom Parker made sure that Elvis was surrounded with veteran film names and established character players. Chips Rafferty and Norman Rossington play an inept pair of smugglers and con men who slip a fortune in jewels into his luggage and spend the entire film trying one loony scheme after another to recover them. John Williams is Day's uncle and guardian, Leon Askin is a Swedish police lieutenant with the Wiere Brothers as his assistants.

Note the hair stylings of the musicians backing Presley up in his act. If that wasn't a salute to the British invasion and an attempt to steal a few Beatles fans, I don't what else you could call it.

Not one of the King's best


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