Roustabout (Paramount 1964, Elvis, Barbara Stanwyck)


In Roustabout, one of the best Elvis outings, the proceedings are dignified by Stanwyck’s participation as the operator of a carnival. After hitting the road following a fight in a coffeehouse, Elvis becomes a handyman at Stanwyck’s show, and romances Freeman. His fists fly again when he attracts the attention of a sleazy rival. Welch makes her screen debut in a bit part as a college girl. Includes the songs “Hard Knocks,” “One Track Heart,” “It’s a Wonderful World,” and “Big Love, Big Heartache.”

Among the extras in “Roustabout” is dancer–and later actress–Teri Garr, who had previously appeared in three other Elvis films: “Fun in Acapulco” (1963), “Kissin’ Cousins” (1964) and “Viva Las Vegas” (1964).


Cast: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Leif Erickson, Joan Freeman, Sue Ane Langdon, Pat Buttram, Joan Staley, Dabbs Greer, Raquel Welch, Teri Garr, Steve Brodie, Norman Grabowski, Jack Albertson, Billy Barty, Richard Kiel

Director: John Rich
Producer: Hal B. Wallis
Director of Photography: Lucien Ballard
Editor: Warren Low
Composer: Joseph J. Lilley
Screenwriters: Anthony Lawrence, Allan Weiss
Art Directors: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler

Production Companies: Paramount, Hall & Wallis Productions
Release Date: 11 November 1964
Running Time: 101 minutes
Genres: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: United States of America

Tagline: Elvis Presley as a Roving, Restless, Reckless, ROUSTABOUT

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