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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 31 March 1966 (USA)
A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

Director:

Frederick De Cordova (as Frederick de Cordova)

Writers:

Alex Gottlieb (screenplay), Nat Perrin (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Johnny
Donna Douglas ... Frankie
Harry Morgan ... Cully
Sue Ane Langdon ... Mitzi
Nancy Kovack ... Nellie Bly
Audrey Christie ... Peg
Robert Strauss ... Blackie
Anthony Eisley ... Braden
Joyce Jameson ... Abigail
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Storyline

A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

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Taglines:

It's Elvis! It's Fun! It's Fightin'! It's Fireworks! When Elvis is Johnny! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Rubia contra Pelirroja See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Elvis Presley started working on the film on 11 April 1965. See more »

Goofs

When Johnny pulls down Cully's beard during the Mardi Gras party, Cully says something as he fixes his beard, but his lips never move. See more »

Quotes

Princess Zolita: The leaves are ready to speak.
Cully: No lemon?
Gypsy: The tea leaves have spoken.
Princess Zolita: If you do not mind, I work alone!
Cully: What do they spell, Mother?
Princess Zolita: How lucky you are, the wheel of fortune has stopped at your number.
Johnny: A wheel? That's roulette.
Princess Zolita: And I see a dice table, too.
Cully: No blackjack? This boy plays all games.
Princess Zolita: And a new woman is coming into your life. A beautiful, young redhead.
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Connections

Version of Frankie and Johnnie (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Frankie and Johnny
(uncredited)
Written by Alex Gottlieb, Fred Karger & Ben Weisman
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley and Eileen Wilson
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Good fun for Elvis fans, Donna Douglas fans
10 October 2002 | by funkyfrySee all my reviews

Romping, colorful Presley vehicle with plenty of songs and good comedy from Harry Morgan and Donna Douglas. Johnny (Presley) is a riverboat gambler who becomes convinced that a redhead is his good luck charm -- problem is, Frankie (Douglas) is a blonde! She goes after him with a gun, and the rest is in the song (a personal favorite of Elvis', I understand). Edward Small's production clearly outclasses the Sam Katzman drek Presley would soon be floundering in. Some fairly elaborate musical numbers well-executed, quality photography and decent directing. DVD is a good one, buy it Elvis fans.


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