G.I. Blues (1960) - Comedy, Musical

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Tulsa, a soldier with dreams of running his own nightclub, places a bet with his friend Dynamite that he can win the heart of an untouchable dancer...but when Dynamite is transferred, Tulsa must replace him in the bet.

IMDB: 6.3
Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Juliet Prowse
Length: 104 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 3 out of 36 found boring (8.33%)

One-line Reviews (20)

Forget the contrived plot and the manic, eyeball-rolling performances and just enjoy Presley's music, with each song staged for a thrilling impact (whether they take place in a train-car, a nightclub, a skyway cabin, or a puppeteer's stage).

'GI Blues' is not perfect, its somewhat overlong length and the bland and corny script (then again the script has rarely been a strong suit in an Elvis film, with the odd exception like 'King Creole') being its two main drawbacks.

Blues is an enjoyable, fun, witty movie with a good pace that flies by.

This movie certainly is not a masterpiece, but is very enjoyable and a worthwhile entertainment.

Entertaining piece of fluff .

The film is certainly lightweight and predictable but it does have enough charm to make it worth watching and I'm sure the girls in 1960 were passing out at the site of Elvis in the shower.

The story is also pretty thin and formulaic.

) may have provided novelty value, but the plot was even cornier than usual – with the inclusion of not one, but two, wholly gratuitous subplots involving the individual dreary romance of two of Presley’s army buddies!

Her introduction in the film (which shows a spinning cardboard cutout in a marquee window turn into the actual Prowse- in a strapless white, shredded dress) is breathtaking!!

Elvis had released his best movies between 1956 and 1962, and this 1960 musical is one of the more entertaining ones, and certainly ranks high.

"Donovan's Reef" writer Edmund Beloin and "A Visit to a Small Planet" scribe Henry Garson drum up some good dialogue in this lightweight but entertaining romantic comedy.

Well, the story's simple - but it sets the stage for some truly entertaining Presley songs and some knockout dancing by the charming Juliet Prowse who also gives a good performance.

The banal plot, underdeveloped characterisation and lack of any great acting performances mean that "G.

And Prowse is always worth watching, especially while dancing.

Elvis Presley's first post Army movie is an entertaining piece of fluff which fictionalizes his army career in Germany.

The songs aren't superb, but they're fun and entertaining.

He's quite likable and ends up even being noble when he turns the plot (of a soldier engulfed in an bet with his army buddies to 'defrost' a gorgeous nightclub dancer) on its side when he falls in love with the stunning Juliet Prowse.

Very entertaining: 7.5 .

Very enjoyable Presley flick .

"GI Blues": it's a nice, entertaining movie, so it does its job.