Blue Hawaii

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Overview

One of Elvis Presley's most successful post-Army vehicles, Blue Hawaii casts Elvis as scion to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. His snooty mother Angela Lansbury wants Presley to take over the management of the family business, but he'd rather make his own way in the world. He lands a job at a tourist agency, and incidentally finds time to dally with such lovelies as Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters. Steve Brodie, as ever, is on hand to inveigle Elvis into an outsized brawl. Among the songs featured in the film are ...
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Overview

One of Elvis Presley's most successful post-Army vehicles, Blue Hawaii casts Elvis as scion to a Hawaiian pineapple fortune. His snooty mother Angela Lansbury wants Presley to take over the management of the family business, but he'd rather make his own way in the world. He lands a job at a tourist agency, and incidentally finds time to dally with such lovelies as Joan Blackman and Nancy Walters. Steve Brodie, as ever, is on hand to inveigle Elvis into an outsized brawl. Among the songs featured in the film are the title number originally written in 1937 for Bing Crosby and "Can't Help Falling in Love."
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Special Features

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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Craig Butler
Blue Hawaii is not a great movie by any means, but it's so amiable and ingratiating that most people will be willing to overlook its flaws and just let it wash over them. Its flaws are certainly many, starting with a screenplay that is filled with clich├ęs and trite dialogue, and features a fairly hoary basic premise and a plot that thinks nothing of coming to a dead halt so that Elvis Presley can sing and swing through a number. Yet there's also lightheartedness to the whole enterprise that keeps it afloat. Clearly, the main attractions here are Presley and the setting, and the film doesn't stint on either one. Presley's in practically every scene, and he excels at this kind of role: slightly rebellious, but for the right reasons; easygoing, but determined; and always ready to break out the guitar and jam with his friends. And while there are plenty of scenes that are clearly studio-bound, director Norman Taurog also makes sure that he doesn't neglect the "travelogue" aspect of the film. Throw in "Can't Help Falling in Love," "Rock-a-Hula Baby," the title number, and a healthy heaping of other songs, and you've got an entertaining, unchallenging way to pass the time.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/2013
  • UPC: 883929303540
  • Original Release: 1961
  • Source: Paramount Catalog
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 1:41:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 4,500

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Elvis Presley Chad Gates
Joan Blackman Maile Duval
Nancy Walters Abigail Prentice
Roland Winters Fred Gates
Angela Lansbury Sarah Lee Gates
John Archer Jack Kelman
Howard McNear Mr. Chapman
Flora Hayes Mrs. Manaka
Steve Brodie Tucker Garvey
Darlene Tompkins Patsy Simon
Christian Kay Beverly Martin
Jenny Maxwell Ellie Corbett
Hilo Hattie Waihila
Lani Kai Carl Tanami
Pamela Kirk Selena (Sandy) Emerson
Iris Adrian Enid Garvey
Jose de Vega
Gregory Gaye Mr. Duval
Technical Credits
Norman Taurog Director
Dolores Fuller Songwriter
Hal Kanter Screenwriter
Charles B. Lang Cinematographer
Joseph Lilley Score Composer
Warren Low Editor
Hal B. Wallis Producer
Allan Weiss Screenwriter
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blue Hawaii
1. Chapter 1 [2:31]
2. Chapter 2 [5:02]
3. Chapter 3 [2:00]
4. Chapter 4 [3:36]
5. Chapter 5 [:40]
6. Chapter 6 [2:28]
7. Chapter 7 [:57]
8. Chapter 8 [3:01]
9. Chapter 9 [6:14]
10. Chapter 10 [1:29]
11. Chapter 11 [1:00]
12. Chapter 12 [2:23]
13. Chapter 13 [2:04]
14. Chapter 14 [5:42]
15. Chapter 15 [1:06]
16. Chapter 16 [1:58]
17. Chapter 17 [1:44]
18. Chapter 18 [2:12]
19. Chapter 19 [2:17]
20. Chapter 20 [1:48]
21. Chapter 21 [1:04]
22. Chapter 22 [2:02]
23. Chapter 23 [2:12]
24. Chapter 24 [:13]
25. Chapter 25 [:55]
26. Chapter 26 [:07]
27. Chapter 27 [3:08]
28. Chapter 28 [1:18]
29. Chapter 29 [1:33]
30. Chapter 30 [:32]
31. Chapter 31 [1:35]
32. Chapter 32 [1:42]
33. Chapter 33 [3:43]
34. Chapter 34 [2:12]
35. Chapter 35 [5:07]
36. Chapter 36 [:17]
37. Chapter 37 [1:11]
38. Chapter 38 [1:54]
39. Chapter 39 [1:37]
40. Chapter 40 [6:03]
41. Chapter 41 [:51]
42. Chapter 42 [1:26]
43. Chapter 43 [:21]
44. Chapter 44 [3:02]
45. Chapter 45 [3:16]
46. Chapter 46 [3:04]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Blue Hawaii
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great, all time classic.

    Blue Hawaii is my favorite Elvis movie. I loved the family plot, young love plot and the ending was great. The movie also had bits of racism & class issues that were handled with dignity.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 24, 2003

    If you love, love, love looking at Hawaiian scenes and you love Elvis' acting and singing

    This film is a family delight. I enjoyed it because of the scenery, the plot/s and, of course, Elvis. I've been told that the scenery is authentic Hawaii; whether true or not, it is gorgeous. It is, obviously, a musical..and a love story, too (of course). It is a movie that made me feel keen disappointment that there was no sequel...but then, I cannot begin to imagine how the story line could have been continued.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    hawaii movie

    elvis is good in this song and dance thing very good shots of hawaii it isn't the best movie every made but fun to watch

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2001

    Smashing

    This is simply the most wonderful piece of filmography I have EVER encountered. Because ELVIS IS IN IT! wow, man.... nothing else to say. I mean, ya know, it's like the greatest thing in the world, man...

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