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Kissin' Cousins

Viva Las Vegas


Kissin' Cousins

Released March 6th 1964

MGM / Four Leaf

Directed by Gene Nelson

Elvis Presley, Pamela Austin, Yvonne Craig
Arthur O'Connell, Glenda Farrell, Jack Albertson

The U.S. Air Force, who want to build a base on Smokey Mountain, are met with a hostile reception from the hillbillies that own it. Josh Morgan, a public relations officer finds that he is related to Jodie Tatum, one of the hillbillies who lives there ( both played by Elvis ), and is his exact double. He uses this to go in undercover and try to persuade Pappy Tatum that selling the mountain is a good idea. Best scene is when all the predictably gorgeous mountain girls try on their presents, bought by Josh - bikinis, of course.

Maureen Reagan - daughter of Ronald - appears in a non-speaking part as one of the 'Kittyhawks'.

Songs: Kissin' Cousins / Smokey Mountain Boy / One Boy Two Little Girls / Catchin' On Fast / Tender Feeling / Barefoot Ballad / Once Is Enough / Pappy Won't You Please Come Home


Viva Las Vegas

Released June 17th 1964


Directed by George Sidney

Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest
Nicky Blair, Jack Carter, Robert B . Williams, Bob Nash

Lucky Jackson, a sports-car racer planning to be a world champion driver, enters a race in the gambling capital of America. Devious sabotage attempts by an Italian Count who has also entered the race put him and Lucky at loggerheads, culminating in a head to head battle during the race itself. Romantic interest is supplied by Rusty Martin who gets her car fixed at the workshop and then mysteriously disappears before Lucky can get her name or phone number. Lucky and his mechanic Shorty turn the town inside out trying to find her again.

Rusty ( Ann-Margret ): "I'd like you to check my car - it whistles" Lucky ( Elvis ): "I don't blame it"

Songs: The Yellow Rose Of Texas ; The Eyes Of Texas / C'mon Everybody / You'll Always Be / What'd I Say / Santa Lucia ; If You Think I Don't Need You / Viva Las Vegas / I Need Somebody To Lean On / The Lady Loves Me / Appreciation / My Rival



Released November 11th 1964

Hal B. Wallis

Directed by John Rich

Elvis Presley, Joan Freeman, Sue Ane Langdon
Barbara Stanwyck, Leif Erickson

Charlie Rogers, a wandering tough guy who can sing a bit, has police trouble and to avoid it joins a travelling carnival as a general helper, a roustabout. The carnival is having financial difficulties, however things soon pick up when the local females start attending to hear the new arrival sing but his popularity isn't to everybody's liking.

This was one of Raquel Welch's first movie appearances

Songs: Poison Ivy League / Wheels On My Heels / It's A Wonderful World / Carnival Time / Carny Town / One-Track Heart / Hard Knocks / Little Egypt / Big Love Big Heartache / There's A Brand New Day On The Horizon