Roustabout (1964) - Rotten Tomatoes

Roustabout (1964)

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Charlie Rogers (Elvis Presley) is a coffeehouse singer who joins a financially troubled carnival in Roustabout. He is hired by owner Maggie Morgan (Barbara Stanwyck) and soon catches the eye of his pretty female co-worker Cathy Lean (Joan Freeman). Cathy's irate father Joe (Leif Erickson) clashes with Charlie when he tries to romance his daughter, but Charlie's singing helps bring in the much-needed money for the failing carnival and keeps the wolves from the big tent show. A disagreement has Charlie joining another carnival before things are smoothed out. Watch for Raquel Welch and Terry Garr in bit parts. Presley delivers 11 songs, the highlight being the Mike Leiber/Jerry Stoller tune"Little Egypt".more
Rating: PG
Genre: Romance, Musical & Performing Arts, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence, Anthony Lawrence, Paul Nathan
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 2, 2000
Runtime:
Paramount Pictures

Cast

Elvis Presley
as Charlie Rogers
Barbara Stanwyck
as Maggie Morgan
Joan Freeman
as Cathy Lean
Leif Erickson
as Joe Lean
Sue Ane Langdon
as Mme. Mijanou
Pat Buttram
as Harry Carver
Dabbs Greer
as Arthur Nielsen
Jane Dulo
as Hazel
Joel Fluellen
as Cody Marsh
Eddie Marr
as Barker
K.L. Smith
as Sheriff
Billy Barty
as Billy, the Midget
Jerry James
as Stage Manager
Richard Kiel
as Strong Man
Max Manning
as Juggler
Dianne Simpson
as Elephant Girl
John Turk
as Volcano Man
Joe Forte
as Concessionaire
Howard Joslin
as Candy Concessionaire
Lynn Borden
as College Girl
Linda Foster
as College Girl
Teri Hope
as College Girl
Raquel Welch
as College Girl
Steve Condit
as Boy with Balloons
Dean Moray
as Boy with Balloons
Diane Libby
as Sexy Girl
Richard DiPaolo
as Farmer #1
Maugene H. Gannon
as Harry Carver's Secre...
Katie Sweet
as Little Girl
Linda Rand
as College Girl
Carey Foster
as College Girl
Connie Ducharme
as College Girl
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Critic Reviews for Roustabout

All Critics (8)

The 16th Elvis movie looks good thanks to cinematographer Lucien Ballard.

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

An entertaining Elvis film--and no, that's not an oxymoron.

June 5, 2005
Movie Metropolis

Better than average Elvis vehicle.

April 24, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

September 24, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

April 29, 2005
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

Audience Reviews for Roustabout

½

I can't recall the plot, but I remember that I kinda liked this movie, it's not great, but it's pretty good.

ajv2688
Aj V

Super Reviewer

Seen all of his flicks.

leekyle1968
Lee Kyle

Super Reviewer

Honestly better than average- decent acting all around (Barbara Stanwyck being around doesn't hurt), pretty solid song choices, motorcycle accidents, brawling, and Elvis in a leather jacket. What's not to like? (Well, the fairly thin plot and arms length character development for one but again, better than the average....)

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