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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | | Comedy , Musical | 15 June 1966 (USA)
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

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Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)

Writers:

Allan Weiss (screenplay), Anthony Lawrence (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Rick Richards
Suzanna Leigh ... Judy Hudson
James Shigeta ... Danny Kohana
Donna Butterworth ... Jan Kohana
Marianna Hill ... Lani Kaimana
Irene Tsu ... Pua
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Lehua Kawena
Julie Parrish ... Joanna
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Betty Kohana
John Doucette ... Mr. Belden
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Cubberson
Doris Packer Doris Packer ... Mrs. Barrington
Don Collier ... Andy Lowell
Philip Ahn ... Moki Kaimana
Mary Treen ... Mrs. Belden
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Storyline

Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polynesian

Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$2,500,000
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

This is Donna Butterworth's last picture, at 10 years old. See more »

Goofs

When Elvis is piloting the helicopter, interior shots show the woman and the dogs blocking his view and hampering the flight. In the same scene with the helicopter coming toward the camera, it's easy to see the pilot is alone. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Rick Richards: You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
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Connections

Referenced in Full House: Tanner's Island (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Datin'
Written by Fred Wise, Randy Starr
Performed by Elvis Presley, Donna Butterworth
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Beautiful Hawaii
9 February 2003 | by willramsSee all my reviews

I have never commented on Elvis Presley although I like his musical style now more than ever compared to the loud hysterical noise we have today. I saw this movie yesterday on AMC TV and by golly it was a good entertaining movie, songs were good, the thin story line was decent, and the Hawaii scenery beautiful and gorgeous; what a backdrop for any musical! Elvis was the only famous character in it, but it was so enjoyable, I could see it again! I thought Elvis was good also in that movie "Love Me Tender", but all the others were just so-so.


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