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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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Edward Small Productions See more »
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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 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

Cully: Where have you been? I lost your trail at the blackjack table.
Johnny: I ran into a guy who told me about a gypsy fortune-teller. She's got a hot cup of tea leaves.
Cully: I'm a coffee man myself! What happened with your astrologer? She couldn't read the stars on a cloudy night?
Johnny: You got to have faith, Cully.
Cully: And money. How much did you lose tonight?
Johnny: How much did I have?
Cully: That's what you lost last night. You're holding your own.
[Cully hands Johnny a mirror but it drops and breaks]
Johnny: Seven years' bad luck!
Cully: It was ...
[...]
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Version of Frankie and Johnnie (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Chesay
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Written by Fred Karger, Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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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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