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G.I. Blues (1960)

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Elvis Presley stars in GI Blues as Tulsa McLean, a soldier stationed in Germany, who pulls strings to stage a big show for his fellow GI's. In the tradition of the musical chestnut The Fleet's In, Tulsa also bets his buddies that he can date "ice princess" entertainer Lili (Juliet Prowse). Song highlights include "Wooden Heart," "Blue Suede Shoes" and the title number. The spectacular box-office performance of G.I. Blues proved that Elvis' popularity had not only survived his Army tenure, but had actually increased. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rating:
PG (for mild thematic elements)
Genre:
Comedy , Musical & Performing Arts , Romance
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Studio:
Paramount Studios

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Cast

Elvis Presley
as Tulsa McLean
Arch Johnson
as Sgt. McGraw
Robert Ivers
as Cookey
Mickey Knox
as Jeeter
John Hudson
as Capt. Hobart
Trent Dolan
as Mickey
Carl Crow
as Walt
Fred Essler
as Papa Mueller
Ludwig Stossel
as Owner of Puppet Show
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Critic Reviews for G.I. Blues

All Critics (5)

First film released after Elvis was discharged from his military duty.

Full Review… | September 10, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

'Elvis does an adequate job carrying the movie, playing his natural self in a project that was produced solely to capitalize on his return to civilian life.'

Full Review… | August 30, 2002
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Audience Reviews for G.I. Blues

Wow, John Lennon was right "Elvis died when he went into the Army." Elvis lost his swagger, his stage presence and his charm- GI Blues Elvis seems blue and subdued. Flimsy plot, bland music you barely notice, and really no stand out moments. There's simply no appeal, other than Elvis looking as fit as he probably ever will in his life.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar

Great soundtrack but given they had two years to put together an Elvis movie, they should have done much better than this. Mildly entertaining but really is only for Elvis fans.

John Cochran
John Cochran
½

Not as good as King Creole nor as flashy as Viva Las Vegas this still falls into the plus category as far as Elvis films go. He has a talented costar in Juliet Prowse and while the script is innocuous it certainly is far better than the slug he would be making just a few years later like Speedway and Harum Scarum. He looks very fetching in his uniform, the songs by and large are pretty good and there are attractive locations. A pleasant diversion.

jay nixon
jay nixon

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