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In an early screening outing for Elvis Presley, the King plays a New Orleans high-school dropout whose singing talent brings him into the orbit of Walter Matthau's gangster. The direction by Hollywood veteran Michael Curtiz (Casablanca) is atmospheric and gripping, and the musical interludes are, as you'd expect from Elvis in his prime, memorable.
Every essential blues and soul musician takes a turn to help Jake and Elwood save their former orphanage, in this hilarious deadpan comedy.
14+ years 130 mins
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