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Stay Away, Joe (1968)

 -  Comedy | Musical | Western  -  8 March 1968 (USA)
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Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

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Joe Lightcloud
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Charlie Lightcloud
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Glenda Callahan
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Annie Lightcloud
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Grandpa
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Hy Slager
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Mamie Callahan
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Congressman Morrissey
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Mary Lightcloud
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Hike Bowers
Buck Kartalian ...
Bull Shortgun
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Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

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Elvis is Kissin' Cousins Again, and also Friends, and Friends of Friends, and Even Some Perfect Strangers! See more »


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Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and comic violence | See all certifications »
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During the fight scene at the party, Elvis Presley goes outside to tell the band to play something slow. He and his friend Charlie Hodge, who has a bit role in the film as a guitar player in the band, start cracking up during Elvis' line. Charlie later said the reason for the laughter was that it was cold outside and Elvis' nose was running. See more »

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Joe Lightcloud: She can chew on my mocassin anytime.
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Elvis Rides the Bull
17 August 2007 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley plays a "half-breed" Native American ("Indian") who has to defend his reservation from nasty business tycoons. Everyone likes to get drunk, fight, and make children. Fighting, wrestling, and "punching out" each other replace the stereotypical hand-raised expression "How"?

Although he does have make-up on, it's obvious Elvis is healthier than he appeared in prior films; possibly, he was getting ready for his famous "comeback". It couldn't have been because this movie's script was anything to get excited about. Joan Blondell trying to seduce Elvis, and Burgess Meredith in "war paint", should be ashamed.

The best song is "Stay Away" (actually, "Green Sleeves" with different lyrics). The most embarrassing song is Elvis' love song to the bull "Dominic". There are some surreal scenes, but it never becomes trippy enough to succeed in that genre; though, "Stay Away, Joe" might provide some laughs if you're in the right "mood".

Otherwise, stay away.

** Stay Away, Joe (3/8/68) Peter Tewksbury ~ Elvis Presley, Burgess Meredith, Joan Blondell


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