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The Trouble with Girls -- Elvis Presley is the manager of a traveling medicine show who gets involved in a small-town murder case. Musical mystery co-starring Vincent Price, John Carradine, and Dabney Coleman.

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Director:
Writers:
Arnold Peyser (screenplay) &
Lois Peyser (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
3 September 1969 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Elvis crosses the country...into trouble! trouble! trouble! See more »
Plot:
Chautauqua manager Walter Hale and his loyal business manager struggle to keep their traveling troupe together in small town America. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(25 articles)
User Reviews:
A traveling tent show causes excitement in a college town. See more (14 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Elvis Presley ... Walter Hale

Marlyn Mason ... Charlene
Nicole Jaffe ... Betty

Sheree North ... Nita Bix

Edward Andrews ... Johnny

John Carradine ... Mr. Drewcolt

Anissa Jones ... Carol

Vincent Price ... Mr. Morality

Joyce Van Patten ... Maude
Pepe Brown ... Willy

Dabney Coleman ... Harrison Wilby
Bill Zuckert ... Mayor Gilchrist
Pitt Herbert ... Mr. Perper
Anthony 'Scooter' Teague ... Clarence (as Anthony Teague)
Med Flory ... Constable
Robert Nichols ... Smith
Helene Winston ... Olga Prchlik
Kevin O'Neal ... Yale

Frank Welker ... Rutgers

John Rubinstein ... Princeton
Charles Briles ... Amherst (as Chuck Briles)
Patsy Garrett ... Mrs. Gilchrist
Linda Sue Risk ... Lily-Jeanne
Charles P. Thompson ... Cabbie
Leonard Rumery ... First Farmhand
William M. Paris ... Second Farmhand
Kathleen Rainey ... Third Farmhand
Hal Pederson ... Soda Jerk (as Hal James Pederson)
Mike Wagner ... Chowderhead
Brett Parker ... Iceman
Duke Snider ... The Cranker
Pacific Palisades High School Madrigals ... Choral Group
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Joe Esposito ... Gambler (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Hotel Lobby Extra (uncredited)

Susan Olsen ... Auditioning Singer (uncredited)
Jerry Schilling ... Deputy Sheriff (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Tewksbury 
 
Writing credits
Arnold Peyser (screenplay) &
Lois Peyser (screenplay)

Day Keene (novel "Chautauqua") and
Dwight V. Babcock (novel "Chautauqua") (as Dwight Babcock)

Mauri Grashin (story)

Produced by
Wilson McCarthy .... associate producer
Lester Welch .... producer
 
Original Music by
Billy Strange 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques R. Marquette (director of photography) (as Jacques Marquette)
 
Film Editing by
George W. Brooks 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace 
Jack Mills 
Robert R. Benton (uncredited)
 
Costume Design by
Bill Thomas 
 
Makeup Department
Mary Keats .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Robert Vreeland .... unit production manager
Lindsley Parsons Jr. .... assistant production manager: MGM (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (as John Clark Bowman)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
 
Other crew
Jonathan Lucas .... choreographer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
97 min
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Color:
Black and White | Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
Was released 10 days before the series premiere of Scooby Doo where are you! In which Nicole Jaffe and Frank Welker also star. (As the voices of Velma and Fred)See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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Soundtrack:
Swing Down Sweet ChariotSee more »

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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
A traveling tent show causes excitement in a college town., 10 December 1999
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

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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