Blue Hawaii (1961)




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One of Elvis Presley's most successful post-Army vehicles, Blue Hawaii casts Elvis as scion to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. His snooty mother Angela Lansbury wants Presley to take over the management of the family business, but he'd rather make his own way in the world. He lands a job at a tourist agency, and incidentally finds time to dally with such lovelies as Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters. Steve Brodie, as ever, is on hand to inveigle Elvis into an outsized brawl. Among the songs featured … More

Rating: PG (For mild thematic elements.)
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Hal Kanter, Allan Weiss
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 2, 2000
Paramount Pictures


as Chad Gates

as Maile Duval

as Sarah Lee Gates

as Fred Gates

as Mr. Chapman

as Abigail Prentice

as Jack Kelman

as Mrs. Manaka

as Mr. Duval

as Mr. Garvey

as Mrs. Garvey

as Waihila

as Ito O'Hara

as Selena (Sandy) Emers...
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Critic Reviews for Blue Hawaii

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | March 10, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

It's the kind of film you would probably only watch if on a long-distance airplane flight.

Full Review… | March 11, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

amateurishly slung together and telegraphs all its moves well in advance

Full Review… | August 15, 2003
Old School Reviews

Audience Reviews for Blue Hawaii

For your consideration,it's Elvis.Excellent rockabilly singer,what's with the acting you'll ask yourselves?Nothing really,it's for the sake of girlies.Tacky situations and camp classic for those who...dare to sit through (I did).It's a fun passing time if you can handle it and it's mainly interesting to watch Lansbury on a jumpy role.

Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

First off, this movie has it all- Elvis in an army uniform, Elvis with a lei, Elvis kissing every woman, Elvis swinging his hips, Elvis singing Elvis songs, Elvis singing Hawaiian songs, Elvis in a white suit, Elvis with an orange fake tan, Elvis shirtless, Elvis making non stop innuendo, Elvis surfing, Elvis with a dog, Elvis being a good guy, Elvis brawling, Elvis in jail, Elvis on a horse... Unfortunately, what it doesn't have is a plot or any emotion. The music also tapers off into blandness by the end. Way to kill good-actor Elvis, world.

Pretty good even with random bursting into song. Angela Lansbury was HILARIOUS! But then again most righ biggots are always good for a laugh. This one had some more familiar songs from Elivs too.

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