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Stay Away, Joe (1968)

A mixed race American Indian rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people out.

Director:

Peter Tewksbury

Writers:

Dan Cushman (novel), Michael A. Hoey
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Joe Lightcloud
Burgess Meredith ... Charlie Lightcloud
Joan Blondell ... Glenda Callahan
Katy Jurado ... Annie Lightcloud
Thomas Gomez ... Grandpa
Henry Jones ... Hy Slager
L.Q. Jones ... Bronc Hoverty
Quentin Dean ... Mamie Callahan
Anne Seymour ... Mrs. Hawkins
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Congressman Morrissey
Angus Duncan Angus Duncan ... Lorne Hawkins
Mike Lane ... Frank Hawk (as Michael Lane)
Susan Trustman Susan Trustman ... Mary Lightcloud
Warren Vanders Warren Vanders ... Hike Bowers
Buck Kartalian ... Bull Shortgun
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Storyline

A mixed race American Indian rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people out.

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Elvis goes West...and the West goes wild! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and comic violence | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

8 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Born Rich See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

65th highest grossing film in the US of 1968. See more »

Quotes

Grandpa: You bad Indian.
Charlie Lightcloud: Now, Grandpa.
Grandpa: Don't call me Grandpa!
Charlie Lightcloud: She's only half Indian.
Annie Lightcloud: I'm half Mexican. I'm proud of it!
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Connections

Featured in Elvis in the Movies (1990) See more »

Soundtracks

Stay Away
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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A big improvement
20 August 2001 | by kwbucsfanSee all my reviews

After such smellaroos like "Clambake", "Kissin' Cousins" and "Paradise Hawaiian Style" this movie is a breath of fresh air. At this juncture of his movie career, his films didn't engender much confidence. With the exception of "Speeedway" which was actually filmed before this one, his films were at least decent again. Elvis plays a half breed named Joe Lightclould who is always getting himself in trouble. Strong supporting cast, with the late Burgess Merideth who was one of many. And the music was a big improvement over what he had been doing lately. Perhaps being married gave him back his drive, perhaps being a father gave him back his drive. And perhaps he just got fed up with the crap the he had been given and demanded better rolls. I give this movie three and a half stars.


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