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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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Mike and Danny fly a crop duster, but because of Danny's gambling debts, a local sheriff seizes it. Trying to earn money, they hitch-hike to the World's Fair in Seattle. While Danny tries ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood
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Cast

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Nita Bix
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Johnny
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Carol
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Mr. Morality
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Willy
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Harrison Wilby
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Mayor Gilchrist
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Mr. Perper
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Clarence (as Anthony Teague)
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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 duke1029

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Elvis crosses the country...into trouble! trouble! trouble! 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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

On its theatrical release, this was part of a double bill with The Green Slime (1968). See more »

Goofs

When Elvis was on the stage singing "Clean Up your Own Backyard". The musician behind him is playing a Yamaha 12 string guitar(Most likely, a Yamaha FG-220), which is a dreadnought. Elvis is playing a six string dreadnought. Both guitars in question are square shouldered dreadnoughts with a 14th fret neck/body join.

Considering the movie itself being set in 1927, both the six string guitar and the twelve string instrument Elvis and his backup musician were playing didn't exist in 1927.

The dreadnought guitar was invented in 1931 by CF Martin & Co. and had round shoulders with a neck/body join at the 12th fret. The square shouldered dreadnought with the 14th fret neck/body join wasn't introduced until 1934. See more »

Quotes

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

Edited into Elvis on Tour (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Signs of the Zodiac
(uncredited)
Written by Buddy Kaye, Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley & Marlyn Mason
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A traveling tent show causes excitement in a college town.
10 December 1999 | by 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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