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

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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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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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Comedy | Musical

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3 September 1969 (USA)  »

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The Chautauqua  »

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Trivia

Came out 10 days before the Series premiere of Scooby Doo Where are you, where Nicole Jaffe and Frank Welker (who have roles in this movie) provide the voices of Velma and Fred. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Walter Hale: Sit down!
Charlene: Why?
Walter Hale: 'Y' is a crooked letter.
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Soundtracks

Doodle Doo Doo
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Words and Music by Art Kassel and Mel Stitzel, 1924
Performed by Linda Sue Risk
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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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