Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Hal Wallis, who first brought Elvis Presley to the screen in 1956 and once before locationed in Hawaii (Blue Hawaii, 1961), returns singer to the island state in this gaily-begarbed and flowing musical.

With:
Elvis Presley Suzanna Leigh James Shigeta Donna Butterworth Marianna Hill Irene Tsu

Hal Wallis, who first brought Elvis Presley to the screen in 1956 and once before locationed in Hawaii (Blue Hawaii, 1961), returns singer to the island state in this gaily-begarbed and flowing musical.

Light script by Allan Weiss and Anthony Lawrence, based on former’s original, serves more as a showcase for Presley’s wares than as plottage but suffices to sock over the Presley lure. Star plays an airplane pilot with girl trouble, who loses one job after another when he becomes innocently embroiled. His troubles continue after he and James Shigeta team up for inter-island ferrying, with usual romanantic entanglements, fights and outbursts of song.

Michael Moore, making his directional bow after seven years with Wallis as an assistant, maintains a breezy pace and manages good performances from his cast.

Paradise, Hawaiian Style

Production: Paramount. Director Michael Moore; Producer Hal Wallis; Screenplay Allan Weiss, Anthony Lawrence; Camera W. Wallace Kelley; Editor Warren Low; Music Joseph J. Lilley; Art Director Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler

Crew: (Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1966. Running time: 87 MIN.

With: Elvis Presley Suzanna Leigh James Shigeta Donna Butterworth Marianna Hill Irene Tsu

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