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Live a Little, Love a Little (1968)

M  |   |  Comedy, Musical, Romance  |  23 October 1968 (USA)
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Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

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Mike Lansdown
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Penlow
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Milkman
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Eddie Hodges ...
Delivery Boy
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Robbie's Mother
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Miss Selfridge
Emily Banks ...
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Michael Keller ...
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Merri Ashley ...
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Ursula Menzel ...
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Storyline

Photographer Greg Nolan meets Bernice, and loses both his job and his apartment. However, Bernice manages to get him a new apartment, but it is so expensive that he has to get two full-time jobs. Nolan has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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23 October 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kiss My Firm But Pliant Lips  »

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The film's working title was "Kiss My Firm, But Pliant Lips" (the title of the novel by Dan Greenburg upon which it was based). See more »

Quotes

Bernice: You know it's very difficult being a beautiful woman, men just never leave you alone.
Greg Nolan: You won't believe this, but I'm leaving you alone.
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

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Edge of Reality
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Elvis' strangest film starts out great,but second half weak
1 August 2001 | by (south Texas USA) – See all my reviews

This must be Elvis' strangest film. It starts off in high gear, throws in a lot of mysterious twists, features a beautiful and funny co-star (Michele Carey--where are you? We need you back!), and has an intriguing soundtrack which doesn't sound remotely like anything else Elvis ever recorded--it even has a freak-out sequence, with the King singing a psychedelic song! I'm guessing that the creators of this film wanted to make a "swinging sixties" version of a screwball comedy, and they almost succeeded. For the first half, I thought I'd discovered a lost classic...or at least a lost camp classic! However, about mid-way through, the breakneck pace slows down, the weirdness goes away, and the rest of the film stumbles along like a mediocre sitcom. Still, no one could accuse this oddity of being a "formula" film, at least the first half. And this Elvis fan would much rather watch this or the equally quirky THE TROUBLE WITH GIRLS than watch GI BLUES or BLUE HAWAII. TCM showed this letterboxed, the way it should be seen, so you might want to wait a year or two until a DVD comes out...or at least until TCM has another Elvis festival and shows the letterboxed version at 3 a.m...rather than watch it panned and scanned. I think that anyone with the least interest in Elvis would enjoy watching this film, if only for the freakout sequence with the song "Edge of Reality."


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