|| Blue Hawaii
Released November 22nd
1961 (March 62 - January 64 Europe)
Hal Wallis Productions
/ Paramount Pictures 102 minutes
Produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan
Directed by Norman
Taurog and Michael D. Moore
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Written by Allan Weiss (story) and Hal Kanter (screenwriter)
Elvis Presley (Chad Gates), Joan Blackman (Maile Duval), Angela Lansbury
(Sarah Lee Gates), Nancy Walters (Abigail Prentice), Roland Winters (Fred
Gates), John Archer (Jack Kelman), Howard McNear (Mr. Chapman),
Steve Brodie (Tucker Garvey), Iris Adrian (Enid Garvey), Hilo Hattie (Waihila),
Jenny Maxwell (Ellie Corbett), Pamela Austin (Selena "Sandy" Emerson as
Pamela Kirk), Darlene Tompkins (Patsy Simon), Christian Kay (Beverly Martin),
Lani Kai (Carl Tanami), Jose De Vega (Ernie Gordon), Frank Atienza (Ito
O'Hara), Tiki Hanalei (Ping Pong)
Chad Gates, the son of rich parents who own a pineapple farm, comes home
from the army intent on resuming his old life as a beachcomber with his
surfboard, his beach buddies and his girlfriend. Instead of joining the
family business at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company as planned,
he takes a job as a tourist guide and gets lumbered with four precocious
schoolgirls and their teacher, much to the dismay of his girlfriend Maile.
Studio title: Hawaii Beach Boy
Blue Hawaii was the first of three Elvis films to be shot in Hawaii (Girls!
Girls! Girls! and Paradise, Hawaiian Style).
Presley was so pale before shooting that Hal Wallis insisted that he use
a tanning lamp to darken his skin.
Much of the film was shot on location at the Coco Palms Resort on the
east coast of Kauai, which has been abandoned since hurricane Iniki in
Angela Lansbury plays the role of Elvis' mother, although she was only
nine years older than Elvis.
Blue Hawaii / Almost Always True / Aloha-Oe / No More / Can't Help Falling
In Love / Rock-A-Hula Baby / Moonlight Swim / Ku-u-i-Po / Ito Eats / Slicin'
Sand / Hawaiian Sunset / Beach Boy Blues / Island Of Love /
Hawaiian Wedding Song