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Paradise, Hawaiian Style (1966)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical | 15 June 1966 (USA)
Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs.

Director:

Michael D. Moore (as Michael Moore)

Writers:

Allan Weiss (screenplay), Anthony Lawrence (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Elvis Presley ... Rick Richards
Suzanna Leigh ... Judy Hudson
James Shigeta ... Danny Kohana
Donna Butterworth ... Jan Kohana
Marianna Hill ... Lani Kaimana
Irene Tsu ... Pua
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Lehua Kawena
Julie Parrish ... Joanna
Jan Shepard Jan Shepard ... Betty Kohana
John Doucette ... Mr. Belden
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Cubberson
Doris Packer Doris Packer ... Mrs. Barrington
Don Collier ... Andy Lowell
Philip Ahn ... Moki Kaimana
Mary Treen ... Mrs. Belden
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Storyline

Rick Richards is a helicopter pilot who wants to set up a charter flying service in Hawaii -- along the way he makes some friends, including a young Hawaiian girl and her father, romances Judy Hudson, and sings a few songs. Written by Michael C. Berch <mcb@postmodern.com>

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Taglines:

Elvis living it up in the most beautiful paradise on earth! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Musical

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Polynesian

Release Date:

15 June 1966 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hawaii, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Wallis-Hazen See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Petula Clark was originally offered the role of Judy Hudson. See more »

Goofs

When Rick, Lani, and Jan fly the helicopter over Waimea Canyon on Kauai and land on a beach to swim, the beach is actually on O'ahu not Kauai. The hat shaped island near the beach is Mokoli'i near Kaneohe Bay on O'ahu. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Rick Richards: You scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours.
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Connections

Referenced in Full House: Tanner's Island (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

This Is My Heaven
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley
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An engaging video postcard of Kauai
27 January 2007 | by SurfBrahSCSee all my reviews

But that's about it. I would have to agree with most of the posters that this is not Elvis's best Hawaii flick, but it sure shows off Kauai in all its tropical beauty. It can't be denied that the plot lines of the typical Elvis movie are rarely very deep, and this one is no different. But I still find entertainment in all of them. Even "Paradise, Hawaiian Style." As an avid enthusiast of Hawaii, traveling there every year when time allows, I tend to like Elvis movies filmed in Hawaii more than the others. I would have loved to have visited Hawaii in the days of "Blue Hawaii" and "Paradise, Hawaiian Style," and it's cool to see what it looked like in those days. The Polynesian Cultural Center especially. This movie may not be the best Elvis had to offer, but it showcases Kauai in all its amazing beauty. It may be a little silly in its plot line, but it's still fun.


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