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Stay Away, Joe (1968)

Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Joe Lightcloud
... Charlie Lightcloud
... Glenda Callahan
... Annie Lightcloud
... Grandpa
... Hy Slager
... Bronc Hoverty
... Mamie Callahan
... Mrs. Hawkins
Douglas Henderson ... Congressman Morrissey
Angus Duncan ... Lorne Hawkins
... Frank Hawk (as Michael Lane)
Susan Trustman ... Mary Lightcloud
Warren Vanders ... Hike Bowers
... Bull Shortgun
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Half-breed rodeo champ returns to the reservation to help his people prove they can be responsible.

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


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Rated PG for mild sensuality, language and comic violence | See all certifications »
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During the fight scene at the party, Elvis Presley goes outside to tell the band to play something slow. He and his friend Charlie Hodge, who has a bit role in the film as a guitar player in the band, start cracking up during Elvis' line. Charlie later said the reason for the laughter was that it was cold outside and Elvis' nose was running. See more »

Quotes

Charlie Lightcloud: Smoke! Something's on fire.
Grandpa: Fire, hell! That's smoke talk. Chester Walkingbear over at Big Springs. I thought that old dog-eater was dead by now.
Charlie Lightcloud: What's it say? You know I can't read smoke talk.
Grandpa: A lot of good it did to send you to school, can't even read your own language! He saying, get ready for big whoop-up. Watch squaws. Joe Lightcloud comin' home!
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Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed and Sung by Elvis Presley
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A big improvement
20 August 2001 | by See 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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