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Stay Away, Joe (1968)

Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

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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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Bronc Hoverty
Quentin Dean ...
Mamie Callahan
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Douglas Henderson ...
Congressman Morrissey
Angus Duncan ...
Lorne Hawkins
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Frank Hawk (as Michael Lane)
Susan Trustman ...
Mary Lightcloud
Warren Vanders ...
Hike Bowers
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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 »

Quotes

Joe Lightcloud: Look, I been thinkin' about you and me.
Glenda Callahan: Yeah, I know how you was thinkin'.
Joe Lightcloud: No, Mamie's nice, but, she's just a baby. I like a woman with - maturity.
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All I Needed Was the Rain
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Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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Send up a smoke signal, Elvis' career is in trouble!
18 August 2007 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

A squashy slapstick mess posing as a comedy. Elvis Presley plays an Indian bull-riding champ who leaves the rodeo for a stay at home on his folks' desert-spread in Arizona, where government suits have just invested in the family's herd of cattle (which is in dire need of a stud). What director Peter Tewksbury is in dire need of is some narrative skills, though what he lacks in assessment he makes up for in sloppy comedic montages (his social commentary isn't exactly pointed, but Tewksbury does have a satiric bend to his outlandishness and there are some funny scenes). Despite colorful supporting turns by Katy Jurado and Joan Blondell, the general wackiness gets way out of hand, and there's too much hoopin' and hollerin' to sustain much interest. As for Elvis, he's loose and frisky throughout--and while it's nice to see him having fun on-screen, one has to wonder if he had just given up on movies at this point. This shambles of a picture has a distinct what-the-hell feel to it, and though spirits are high, the returns are mostly low. *1/2 from ****


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