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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 ... Midge
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)

Gross USA:

$2,800,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Four-Leaf Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

About three decades before playing the hillbilly Elvis character's haggard mother in this film, Glenda Farrell had been a glamorous contract player at Warner Brothers whose credits included co-starring roles with many of the top drawer Warners leading men and the recurring title role in the studio's popular Torchy Blain franchise. 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

Captain Robert Salbo: How I long for the days when all I had was a war to worry about!
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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 »

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

Soundtracks

Pappy, Won't You Please Come Home
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Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Glenda Farrell
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Double Elvis
10 October 2006 | by nancyann56See all my reviews

I think this is a good movie, it does what it is suppose to do make you chuckle and listen to Elvis sing. The cast is totally into the "backwoods characters" they play. Elvis himself (in a dual role) gives a great performance as the backwoods cousin Jody, a Jethro type character but a little sexier and a little smarter. The Air Force pilot cousin Josh is more like the typical Elvis role. Arthur O'Connell is great as Papa Tatem. Jack Albertson(from Chico and the Man fame)was also good as Capt. Salvo. The production was low budget and made in about 14 days. Elvis hated the blond wig. The idea here is fun. Nothing serious just 60's fun.


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