BLUE HAWAII (Theatrical Release USA 1961)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

Blue Hawaii
promotes Elvis Presley’s music more than genuinely endeavoring to produce a good C-grade film. Angela Lansbury seems miscast for her character. This movie is the definition of a beach movie that gives ample views of Elvis and several girls in bathing suits and little else. The film is the definition of superficiality.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young man decides to forgo working in his father’s business.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Norman Taurog for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producer Hal B. Wallis for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Chad Gates (Elvis Presley), Maile Duval (Joan Blackman), Sarah Lee Gates (Angela Lansbury), Abigail Prentice (Nancy Walters), Fred Gates (Roland Winters), Jack Kelman (John Archer), Mr. Chapman (Howard McNear), Tucker Garvey (Steve Brodie), Beverly Martin (Christian Kay), Enid Garvey (Iris Adrian), Waihila (Hilo Hattie), Ellie Corbett (Jenny Maxwell), Selena Emerson (Pamela Austin), Patsy Simon (Darlene Tompkins), Carl Tanami (Lani Kai), Ernie Gordon (Jose De Vega), and Ito O’Hara (Frank Atienza).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. The movie cannot be classified as horrible, but it is not worth time or money investment.

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