Stay Away, Joe (1968)

PG  |   |  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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Lightcloud
Charlie Lightcloud
Glenda Callahan
Annie Lightcloud
Hy Slager
Bronc Hoverty
Quentin Dean ...
Mamie Callahan
Douglas Henderson ...
Congressman Morrissey
Angus Duncan ...
Lorne Hawkins
Mike Lane ...
Frank Hawk (as Michael Lane)
Susan Trustman ...
Mary Lightcloud
Warren Vanders ...
Hike Bowers
Buck Kartalian ...
Bull Shortgun


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

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Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and comic violence | See all certifications »





Release Date:

8 March 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Born Rich  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Joe Lightcloud: She can chew on my mocassin anytime.
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Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »


Stay Away
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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A big improvement
20 August 2001 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

After such smellaroos like "Clambake", "Kissin' Cousins" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style" this movie is a breath of fresh air. At this juncture of his movie career, his films didn't engender much confidence. With the exception of "Speeedway" which was actually filmed before this one, his films were at least decent again. Elvis plays a half breed named Joe Lightclould who is always getting himself in trouble. Strong supporting cast, with the late Burgess Merideth who was one of many. And the music was a big improvement over what he had been doing lately. Perhaps being married gave him back his drive, perhaps being a father gave him back his drive. And perhaps he just got fed up with the crap the he had been given and demanded better rolls. I give this movie three and a half stars.

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