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Frankie and Johnny (1966)

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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Elvis turns the Land of Blues Red Hot with 11 Great Songs! Hear them on RCA Records! 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

Ann Margaret (Elvis' co-star in 'Viva Las Vegas') was in discussion to play the part of Nellie, as she owed Edward Small a film under a contract with her. 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

Clint Braden: Hey, piano player.
Cully: Yes, Mr. Braden.
Clint Braden: Tonight try to play the notes the way that they were written.
Cully: I'll use both hands.
Clint Braden: And if your pal Johnny is late again, I hope he can dance with a broken leg.
Cully: That's what I like about you, boss. Always ready with a pat on the back.
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Connections

Version of Frankie and Johnnie (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Hard Luck
(uncredited)
Written by Ben Weisman & Sid Wayne
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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27 November 2005 | by deaniac1-1See all my reviews

I give this three stars just because it's a boring movie. I don't think it's bad. It's just really uneventful. I saw this on television once, and I switched over to the Food Network. I kind of remember what it was about, and that's about it. I have sat through probably everyone of his films, and while this isn't as bad as others (Harem Scarem!), it is pretty close. You can really tell that he was have less fun than the viewers. He looks really good (of course), but that's about it. It isn't even a fun bad movie, where you would see him as an Arabian Prince, or a race car driver. Instead of wasting time on this, watch Jailhouse Rock (the best), King Creole and even Blue Hawaii. You'll thank yourself later.


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