ELVIS FILMOGRAPHY (1961)

BLUE HAWAII

EDITED NOVEMBER 21, 1961

PARAMOUNT PICTURES

BLUE HAWAII, ELVIS’S BIGGEST BOX OFFICE HIT

ELVIS PRESLEY as Chad (Chadwick) Gates

JOAN BLACKMAN as Maile Duval

ANGELA LANSBURY as Sarah Lee Gates

NANCY WALTERS as Abigail Prentice

ROLAND WINTERS as Fred Gates

JOHN ARCHER as Jack Kelman

HOWARD McNEAR as MR. Chapman

STEVE BRODIE as Tucker Garvey

DARLENE TOMPKINS as Patsy Simon

IRIS ADRIAN as Enid Garvey

HILO HATTIE as Waihila

JENNY MAXWELL as Ellie Corbett

PAMELA KIRK as Selena “Sandy” Emerson

CHRISTIAN KAY as Beverly Martin

LANI KAI as Carl Tanami

JOSE DE VEGA as Ernie Gordon

FRANK ATTIENCE as Ito O’Hara

TIKI HANALEI as Ping Pong

NORMAN TAUROG in Directing

HAL B. WALLIS in Production

HAL KANTER in Screenplay

ALLAN WEISS in Story

JOSEPH J. LILLEY in Music

CHARLES LANG, JR. in Photography

Genre: Musical Comedy

Duration: 102 minutes

Premiere in USA: November 22, 1961

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INFORMATION

Elvis Presley plays Chad Gates, the son of a family that owns a successful pineapple plantation business in Hawaii, in his eighth Hollywood film. After completing his military service and returning to the ranks, his parents hope that he will continue in the family business; Instead, Chad takes a job as a tour guide where his girlfriend Maile (Joan Blackman) works, leading to conflict with her parents, especially her mother, played by Angela Lansbury, who doesn’t approve of her native friends and her mother. girlfriend Maile.

The consecration of the formula to make millionaire box office with Elvis films came thanks to this film.

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The combination was masterful: Elvis, songs, beautiful girls and paradisiacal settings. A cocktail that caused Blue Hawaii to become one of the most financially successful film works of the singer’s entire career, in addition to providing an excellent soundtrack that would not only be one of the best-selling albums in Elvis’s career. Presley but also one of the best sellers in the entire decade of the sixties.

Highlight the participation in the film of the “rookie witch” Angela Lansbury, a Hollywood legend in the role of Elvis’s mother, despite being only ten years older than Tupelo in real life.

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