G.I. Blues was Elvis Presley’s first film when his hitch in the army came to an end. Appropriate, right? However, the film was also a turning point in The Big E’s film career. And for better or worse, for Elvis, it was turn that set the template for almost all the films that followed.
Video courtesy of 1957now.
This post was part of Da’King Lives, which originated back in January of 2010, to help celebrate the King of Rock-n-Roll’s 75th birthday and throw a spotlight on his fine, fractured forays into feature film.
Other Points of Interest:
G.I. Blues (1960) Hal Wallis Productions :: Paramount Pictures / P: Hal B. Wallis / AP: Paul Nathan / D: Norman Taurog / W: Edmund Beloin, Henry Garson / C: Loyal Griggs / E: Warren Low / M: Joseph J. Lilley / S: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse, Robert Ivers, Arch Johnson, Letícia Román, Sigrid Maier, Jeremy Slate