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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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User Reviews:
Elvis Is Back in Trouble 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
 
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97 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Trivia:
First time this film was going to be filmed in 1959 with Glenn Ford. Production was delayed, and Elvis Presley was consider as co star. In 1964 Dick Van Dyke was considered for the leading role.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the musical number, "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard", the girl appears to change sides behind Elvis. Although there is a slight change of camera angle when far away from Elvis then close up, her move from behind Elvis's left shoulder to behind his right shoulder looks wrong.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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.70" (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Violet (Flower of NYU)See more »

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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Elvis Is Back in Trouble, 23 October 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

In 1927, a "Chautauqua" (traveling troupe of entertainers and speakers) led by Elvis Presley (as Walter Hale) livens up an Iowa town. "The Trouble with Girls" ("...and How to Get Into It" for promotional lure) seems like the usual Elvis film for most of the running - flirty romances, cute kids, and plenty of songs in a carnival-type setting. A murder involving Dabney Coleman occurs later on, which doesn't mix well with the attempted comedy. Vincent Price turns up in a small "guest star" role. John Carradine gets to deliver the film's best line - about "pre-marital relations" in the Des Moines company...

After a couple of promising films, Mr. Presley appears to have given up on acting. Looking great in tailored suits and smoking brown cigarettes, he shows zero evidence of having any idea about the film's setting and plot; he simply walks on set and says his lines. There are enough songs to fill a double soundtrack album, but few of them are sung by Presley. The first solo number is delivered by "Brady Kid" Susan Olsen. Elvis' hit from the film is the musically anachronistic "Clean Up Your Own Back Yard". Little Anissa Jones, her likewise cute pal Pepe Brown, and the folksy songs head up a limited appeal.

*** The Trouble with Girls (9/3/69) Peter Tewksbury ~ Elvis Presley, Marlyn Mason, Sheree North, Edward Andrews

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