When I got this movie, I didn’t know if it would be good or not. But when I watched it, it turned out to be even better than good…it turned out to be great! It was humorous, romantic, and musical; all of the elements of a great Elvis movie. However, unlike a couple other Elvis movies, the plot is very well put together.
The movie is about a young man named Chad who is returning from the army to his home (and his girlfriend) in Hawaii. His parents want him to follow right in their footsteps and help run their pineapple plantation, but Chad wants to get a ‘real job’, one that he earned, not inherited. He gets a job as a tour guide, but when his girlfriend thinks that he’s falling for the pretty schoolteacher he’s driving around, she gets jealous and the fur flies. The songs include Blue Hawaii, Hawaiian Wedding Song, Ito Eats, Can’t Help Falling in Love, Rock-a-Hula Baby, and many others.
The stellar cast includes such cameos as Floyd the barber from The Andy Griffith Show and Iris Adrian from The Fast and the Furious, The Love Bug, and The Jack Benny Program. It was produced by Hal B. Wallis, the same man who produced True Grit, Rooster Cogburn, and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, all great movies. This DVD also includes the original theatrical trailer, making it even better (as if it was possible!).