Frankie And Johnny

  • 1966
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

Another mediocre Presley vehicle, this one based on the famous title song, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, stars Elvis as Johnny, a singer on a Mississippi riverboat. His singing partner and girl is Frankie (Donna Douglas, of TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"), who refuses to marry him until he gives up gambling. When Johnny meets redhead Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), she appears...read more

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Another mediocre Presley vehicle, this one based on the famous title song, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, stars Elvis as Johnny, a singer on a Mississippi riverboat. His singing partner and girl is Frankie (Donna Douglas, of TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"), who refuses to marry him until he gives up

gambling. When Johnny meets redhead Nellie Bly (Nancy Kovack), she appears to bring him good luck in games of chance, but Frankie is less than pleased, considering Nellie a rival. Although the jealous Frankie inadvertently shoots her true love during the fateful title tune, he lives to sing again.

Directed by Fred de Cordova, of BONZO GOES TO COLLEGE and "The Tonight Show" fame. Songs include "When the Saints Go Marching In," "Look Out Broadway" (Fred Wise, Randy Starr), "Shout It Out" (Bill Giant, Bernie Baum, Florence Kaye), "Frankie and Johnny" (new words and arrangement by Fred Karger,

Alex Gottlieb, Ben Weisman), "Chesay" (Weisman, Syd Wayne, Karger), "Come Along" (David Hess), "Petunia," "The Gardner's Daughter," "Beginner's Luck" (Sid Tepper, Roy C. Bennett), "What Every Woman Lives For" (Doc Pomus, Mort Shuman), "Everybody Come Aboard" (Giant, Baum, Kaye), "Hard Luck"

(Weisman, Wayne), and "Please Don't Stop Loving Me" (Joy Byers).

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  • Review: Another mediocre Presley vehicle, this one based on the famous title song, FRANKIE AND JOHNNY, stars Elvis as Johnny, a singer on a Mississippi riverboat. His singing partner and girl is Frankie (Donna Douglas, of TV's "Beverly Hillbillies"), who refuses t… (more)

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