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The Trouble with Girls (1969)

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Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Walter Hale
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Charlene
Nicole Jaffe ...
Betty
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Nita Bix
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Johnny
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Mr. Drewcolt
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Carol
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Mr. Morality
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Maude
Pepe Brown ...
Willy
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Harrison Wilby
Bill Zuckert ...
Mayor Gilchrist
Pitt Herbert ...
Mr. Perper
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague ...
Clarence (as Anthony Teague)
Med Flory ...
Constable
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Storyline

A traveling chautauqua show. an educational and entertainment troupe, pitch their tents in a small American town with an ensemble of speakers, lecturers, teachers, musicians, and actors as manager Walter Hale must deal with a myriad of problems, including small town prejudice and politics, nepotism, union problems, and a murder. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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chautauqua | lecturer | musician | actor | tent | See more »

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Comedy | Musical

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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The Chautauqua  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Trivia

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Leading into the start of the final chorus of "Swing Down, Sweet Chariot," the back-up singers' audio sings "why don't you . . ." But none of them are shown actually singing this line. See more »

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A fair Presley outing...though the King isn't around much
12 January 2006 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

Elvis Presley runs a traveling medicine show that sweeps into a small Ohio town and stirs up the locals. Interesting (if not entirely convincing) 1920s production design (no one had hair like Elvis in the '20s...or so I've been told), cute kids running around (including Anissa Jones from "Family Affair" and an uncredited Susan Olsen from "The Brady Bunch"), Dabney Coleman doing his schmuck-thing (very well), and a hilarious Joyce Van Patten as an Olympic swimmer. Elvis drops out of sight for much of the proceedings; he's around to break up a fight or help pitch a tent, but the film is mostly about the wacky small town folk. In the final minutes, when Elvis gets up on stage with his guitar, the movie is suddenly no longer about these supporting characters--it's all about E.P. whipping the audience into a frenzy, and the cinematographer goes wild with his zoom-lens. "Girls" is misguided, oddly directed, and unsure of what audience to target, yet there are some good things in it, including an interesting milieu for its star. ** from ****


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