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Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 March 1964 (USA)
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An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains and 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 look-alike cousin.

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay), Gene Nelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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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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An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains and 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 look-alike cousin.

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ELViS PRESLEY...in two roles for the first time! See more »


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Trivia

The Women's Army Corps (WAC) stenographer is introduced to Captain Salbo as "PFC" Riley, while her uniform indicates she's a PRIVATE (PVT/E2), NOT a PRIVATE FIRST CLASS ( PFC/E3). See more »

Goofs

Captain Salbo introduces himself as being from SAC, the Air Force's Strategic Air Command, but he is wearing an Army, not an Air Force, uniform (as are all the enlisted men). 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 »


Soundtracks

Smokey Mountain Boy
(uncredited)
Written by Lenore Rosenblatt & Victor Millrose
Performed by Elvis Presley, with whistling background by Jack Albertson and Soldiers
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good soundtrack, a few laughs, not bad
1 November 2014 | by beauzeeSee all my reviews

elvis is not engaged here at all and who could blame him? by late '63 he surely expected to be making one serious picture after another.

nonetheless, storyline happens to be very entertaining > the Military heads desperate to secure ol' Smoky Mountain for their missile site, while trying not to be swept away from the sexed up "kittyhawks", bring a smile.

did not need "two Elvis(s)"....but whatever. they both sing real good. as one song suggests, "ON(C)E IS ENOUGH". :)

title tune is particularly strong, shoulda-coulda been a smash...guess the competition from overseas at the time, like, his many imitators, cut down on his airplay. KISSIN' COUSINS/IT HURTS ME (not from film) was as good as many singles from the previous decade!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Kissin' Cousins See more »

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Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Four Leaf Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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