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Blue Hawaii (1961)




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In this film, Elvis Presley plays a scion to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. Presley's snooty mother wants him 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.

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Elvis Presley
as Chad Gates
Joan Blackman
as Maile Duval
Angela Lansbury
as Sarah Lee Gates
Roland Winters
as Fred Gates
Howard McNear
as Mr. Chapman
Nancy Walters
as Abigail Prentice
John Archer
as Jack Kelman
Flora Hayes
as Mrs. Manaka
Gregory Gaye
as Mr. Duval
Steve Brodie
as Mr. Garvey
Iris Adrian
as Mrs. Garvey
Hilo Hattie
as Waihila
Frank Atienza
as Ito O'Hara
Pamela Kirk
as Selena (Sandy) Emerson
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Critic Reviews for Blue Hawaii

All Critics (6)

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

March 11, 2009 | Rating: C | Full Review…

amateurishly slung together and telegraphs all its moves well in advance

August 15, 2003 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Blue Hawaii


Hawaii (circa 1961) and ol'swivel hips is our personal tour guide. Angela Lansbury plays comic relief as his overmomming Southern mommie and Floyd the barber's in there, too, for comic backup lest attention starts to wander. This is strictly for fans of the Pelvis though. Hawaii looks good too. Rock-A-Hula, baby!

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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
Dimitris Springer

Super Reviewer

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