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Blue Hawaii (1961) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

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Blue Hawaii (1961).

By Dawn on Aug 12, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

Another one of my favorite beach movies is the film, Blue Hawaii (1961) a musical filmed in Hawaii. Cast: Elvis Presley. After two years in the Army, Chad Gates returns home to Hawaii, happy to be back with his surfboard and beach buddies. He rebels against his wealthy and domineer... Read full article


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Carl Tanami: This is crazy seaweed.
Chad Gates: That's no seaweed, that's the top of Maile's bathing suit.


Chad Gates: You wanna know something - on you, wet is my favourite colour.


Maile Duval: My French blood tells me to argue with you and my Hawain blood tells me not to mind - they're battling it out in front of me.
Chad Gates: I've never seen such a beautiful battleground.


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The soundtrack album for this movie is not only Elvis' most successful chart album, but it is also the number one album overall for 1961. "Blue Hawaii" spent 20 consecutive weeks at the #1 spot of the Billboard Top LP's chart in 1961-1962 (a record to be broken only in 1977 by Fleetwood Mac's "Rumors" album), and it stayed on the charts for 79 weeks.
Angela Lansbury, who played Elvis' mother, was only 35 years old when the movie was filmed, a mere 10 year older than Elvis.
Pamela Austin's movie debut.
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