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Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 March 1964 (USA)
An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay), Gene Nelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum
Arthur O'Connell ... Pappy Tatum
Glenda Farrell ... Ma Tatum
Jack Albertson ... Captain Robert Salbo
Pamela Austin ... Selena Tatum (as Pam Austin)
Cynthia Pepper ... PFC Midge Reilly
Yvonne Craig ... Azalea Tatum
Donald Woods ... General Alvin Donford
Tommy Farrell ... Master Sgt. William George Bailey
Beverly Powers Beverly Powers ... Trudy
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Dixie
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... General's Aide (as Robert Stone)
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Storyline

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

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Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primos queridos See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film's director, Gene Nelson, had been a singer/dancer (and Warner Brothers contract player) in the 1950s, co-starring in four films with Doris Day. When his Warner contract expired, Nelson turned to directing, and had an equally successful career behind the camera. This was one of two Elvis movies he helmed (the other one was Harum Scarum). See more »

Goofs

Early in the film the Captain Salbo character wears a tropical Army Class A uniform, without decorations; decorations are mandatory on this uniform, especially with his service record described in the dialogue. Elvis' lieutenant character also wears Air Force service dress (Combo 1) with pilot wings but no decorations. USAF officers in 1964 would have at least the National Defense Service Medal. Also, military creases are not allowed in USAF uniform shirts, as Elvis' character wore. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
General Alvin Donford: Strategic Air Command Logistics considers Big Smoky Mountain the most important site in this group of ICBM missile bases. One that we feel will be vital.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, the "THE END" sign is shown by Pappy Tatum (Arthur O'Connell) and Captain Salbo (Jack Albertson) as they each hold up a paddle, one reading THE, and the other reading END as they both shake hands. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Nanny: Kissing Cousins (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

There's Gold in the Mountains
(uncredited)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley, Pam Austin and Yvonne Craig
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Not As Bad As Advertised
10 January 2010 | by rpm1950-631-966595See all my reviews

This movie, tho not one of Elvis' best, certainly isn't as bad as some reviews have stated. Those who say it is Elvis' worst film have obviously never seen "Double Trouble", "Clambake", "Speedway", "Stay Away Joe" and a couple others. The movie is fun, if not brilliant and the blond wig he wore is tacky and a couple of the songs are pretty horrible (Barefoot Ballad). However, the supporting cast is quite good headed up by Oscar winning actor Jack Albertson. It also features the wonderful character actor Arthur O'Connell and Glenda Farrell. Batgirl from TV's "Batman", Yvonne Craig, is in fine form as Elvis' love interest. As for the music, the title tracks are pretty good. "Tender Feeling" is a wonderful ballad and "Catching on Fast" is a lively rock tinged number that goes down quite well. It is also apparent from many of those who did not like the film at all that they did not pay attention as they all claim one of the Elvis characters, Josh, is an army officer. Not so. He is an air force officer. Go back and look folks. At any rate, I've seen every Elvis movie ever made many times and this one is worth a watch.


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