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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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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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Trivia

Several retakes were required because Elvis' form fitting slacks were judged to be too revealing, but the cost of re-filming crowd scenes was considered to be too expensive, and so Elvis and his bulge were occasionally left intact. See more »

Goofs

When Blackie put the live round in the stage gun, it was a Colt single action. After Frankie shot Johnny , the pistol was now a Colt double action revolver that wasn't even introduced till years after the movie was supposed to be set . See more »

Quotes

Blackie: You should've married Nellie Bly.
Clint Braden: Maybe. But I hated to spoil such a beautiful friendship.
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Connections

Featured in Elvis Presley: Hot Shots and Cool Clips Volume 3 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Luck
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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User Reviews

OK movie
20 August 2001 | by kwbucsfanSee all my reviews

This movie was OK. Not good, not bad. Some of the songs leave a lot to be desired, but there was a pretty good supporting cast in this movie, Donna Douglas (The Beverly Hillbillies) and Harry Morgan (M*A*S*H*) to name a few. This was a typical Elvis movie, but the fact that it was on a riverboat set in the late 1800's early 1900's makes it interesting. There were a few good songs in this movie, but they were few and far between. A watchable movie, but nothing spectacular.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

31 March 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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