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Allan Weiss (1927–2017)

In a way Allan Weiss made a incredible successful career in Hollywood. He almost never got good reviews for the movie he wrote, but all seven feature films written by him were big moneymakers. "Blue Hawaii" (1961) was his first screenplay. Producer Hal B. Wallis used his screenplays for five other Elvis Presley films which all proved to be ... See full bio »

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 1967 Easy Come, Easy Go (written by)
 1966 Paradise, Hawaiian Style (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1965 The Sons of Katie Elder (screenplay)
 1964 Roustabout (screenplay) / (story)
 1963 Fun in Acapulco (written by)
 1962 Girls! Girls! Girls! (screenplay by) / (story by)
 1961 Blue Hawaii (story)

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Weiss was an associate of renowned producer Hal B. Wallis, whose credits included The Maltese Falcon (1941), Casablanca (1942) and several films starring Martin and Jerry Lewis. The writer was present when Wallis, then based at Paramount Pictures, made Presley's screen test in March 1956. Weiss provided the story for Presley's Blue Hawaii (1961) and wrote or co-wrote the screenplays for the films... See more »

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