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Tickle Me (1965)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 30 June 1965 (USA)
A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

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Norman Taurog
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Cast

Cast overview:
Elvis Presley ... Lonnie Beale
Julie Adams ... Vera Radford
Jocelyn Lane ... Pam Merritt
Jack Mullaney ... Stanley Potter
Merry Anders ... Estelle Penfield
Bill Williams ... Deputy Sturdivant
Edward Faulkner ... Brad Bentley
Connie Gilchrist ... Hilda
Barbara Werle ... Barbara
John Dennis ... Adolph
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Dabney
Allison Hayes ... Mabel
Ines Pedroza Ines Pedroza ... Ophelia (as Inez Pedroza)
Lilyan Chauvin ... Ronnie
Angela Greene ... Donna
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Storyline

Elvis is a singing rodeo rider who drifts into an expensive dude ranch patronized by wealthy glamour girls. The owner, Vera Radford, hires Elvis as a stable man. Pretty physical fitness trainer Pam Merritt has a letter from her late grandfather directing her to a cache of gold in the ghost town of Silverado. The sheriff and his gang learn of the letter and plot to take it away from her. Written by filmfactsman

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ranch | gold | letter | trainer | singing | See All (42) »

Taglines:

The heat's from the desert -- the laugh's from everyone -- the beat's from town. See more »


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Isle of Paradise See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,700,000, 31 December 1965
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Fifth collaboration between Elvis Presley and director Norman Taurog. See more »

Quotes

Lonnie Beale: [singing] It's a long, lonely highway, gettin' longer all the time, And if she don't come and get me, Well, I'm gonna lose my mind...
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Referenced in Elvis Meets Nixon (1997) See more »

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Slowly But Surely
Written by Sid Wayne & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Thin Elvis programmer has inexplicable appeal
4 August 1999 | by pooch-8See all my reviews

In Tickle Me (easily one of the great titles of Elvis' illustrious screen career), the King plays -- brace yourself -- a singing rodeo cowboy with a lucrative second job as a handyman at a beauty spa. Naturally, all of the women at the ranch compete for E's attentions, but he's only got eyes for the stunning Jocelyn Lane. The second half of the film gets supremely silly, as the lovers search for a hidden treasure of gold in a haunted house. The horrifyingly awful gags that accompany the climactic sequence belong in a Scooby Doo episode, but are more accurately akin to the Three Stooges -- since writers Elwood Ullman and Edward Bernds had put in time for the eye-gouging, hair-pulling, face-slapping nitwits. Tickle Me has a weird appeal to me, however, as it allows Elvis the opportunity to show off his talent for comedy (an under-appreciated aspect of his acting for which he shows remarkable aptitude).


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