PG | | Comedy, Musical
Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.
This film marked a turning point in Elvis Presley's screen persona. Up until his stint in the U.S. Army, art imitated life, with Presley typically cast as a shy, unassuming country boy. Following his release from the armed services, Presley kicked off the hayseed, emerging as a slick, articulate bon vivant. He would occasionally mix the two personas, as in Wild in the Country (1961), but for the most part, Presley would veer toward the hip side for the rest of his career. That said, Presley's inability to obscure his drawl dictated that most of his characters came from the south.
Lili: I don't like ma'am.
Tulsa McLean: Neither do I. Honey.
In the opening scene when Elvis and another soldier are loading ammunition into the tank, the shells being loaded are much to large for the main tank gun, which was 90mm on the M48 tank.
After the opening credits: Produced with the full cooperation of the U.S. Army and the Department of Defense
Because of copyright problems, in the European version of the movie the song "Tonight Is So Right For Love" (by Sid Wayne and Abner Silver) which was based on the melody of "Bacarolle" by Jaques Offenbach, was substituted with "Tonight's All Right For Love" (by Wayne, Silver and Joe Lilley), which had similar lyrics but was based on the melody of "Tales From The Vienna Woods" by Johann Strauss.
English, German, Italian