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G.I. Blues (1960) was a Comedy - Musical Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

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Trudy: I borrow a car from my uncle Otto, we go drive tonight?
Tulsa McLean: We gotta play tonight.
Trudy: Ja wohl.
Tulsa McLean: I mean here.
Trudy: But I borrowed the car.
Tulsa McLean: Maybe later, keep your engine running.


Tulsa McLean: [singing] Can't you see, I love you, / Please don't break my heart in two. / That's not hard to do / 'Cause I don't have a wooden heart.


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This would be the only movie role where Elvis would sing one of his established million selling oldies.("Blue Suede Shoes" from 1956).
According to the Hal B. Wallis papers at the AMPAS Library, Frank Gorshin tested for the role of Cookie and both Russ Tamblyn and Johnny Carson were considered but the filmmakers decided to go with an older actor who could a "breezy conniver with the girls" in order for the character to be portrayed successfully.
While filming on the sky lift in Rüdesheim, director of photography Loyal Griggs fell out of a tram car, plunging thirty feet to the vineyards below, but was not seriously injured.
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