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The Trouble with Girls (1969)

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

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Charlene
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Johnny
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Mr. Drewcolt
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Carol
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Bill Zuckert ...
Mayor Gilchrist
Pitt Herbert ...
Mr. Perper
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague ...
Clarence (as Anthony Teague)
Med Flory ...
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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 duke1029

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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The Chautauqua  »

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Trivia

Elvis supposedly enjoyed making this film because he played in a scene where his character was playing football with the guys. This is a sport that Elvis loved doing in real life with his buddies at home. See more »

Goofs

The opening narration summarizes some of the events of the movie's 1927 setting, including, "Janet Gaynor won the first Oscar." Her Academy Award was not awarded until May, 1929. See more »

Quotes

Betty Smith: Do you think Romeo and Juliet had pre-marital relations?
Mr. Drewcolt: Only in the Des Moines company.
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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.70 (2005) See more »

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Violet (Flower of NYU)
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Written by Steven Dueker, Peter Norton Lohstroh
Performed by Elvis Presley
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A traveling tent show causes excitement in a college town.
10 December 1999 | by (Muskogee OK) – See all my reviews

Walter Hale (Elvis Presley) is the manager of a traveling show, a Chautauqua, in the 1920's. Amongst the entertainment, trouble starts to develop. Hale is troubled by a Worker's Union rep, played by the gorgeous Marlyn Mason. A college girl played by Nicole Jaffe, wants to go on the road with the show. And a female citizen kills a man in self defense only to become the highlight of the Chautauqua. A cigar smoking Elvis, dressed in white sings a few novelty tunes and the hit song, "Clean Up Your Own Backyard". This comedy/drama also stars Sheree North, Joyce Van Patton and Vincent Price. A fun movie and a whole lot better than the bad rap it has received.


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