5.4/10
1,833
28 user 4 critic

Kissin' Cousins (1964)

Approved | | Comedy, Musical, Romance | 6 March 1964 (USA)
An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

Director:

Gene Nelson

Writers:

Gerald Drayson Adams (screenplay), Gene Nelson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
Reviews
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Tickle Me (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A singing rodeo rider hires on at an expensive all-women dude ranch and beauty spa. He falls for a pretty fitness trainer who is constantly threatened by a gang who wants her late grandfather's cache of gold hidden in a ghost town.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Julie Adams, Jocelyn Lane
Certificate: M Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Photographer Greg Nolan moonlights in two full-time jobs to pay the rent, but has trouble finding time to do them both without his bosses finding out.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Michele Carey, Don Porter
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A riverboat singer with a weakness for gambling wants to find his lucky red head, but his girlfriend Frankie is not amused.

Director: Frederick De Cordova
Stars: Elvis Presley, Donna Douglas, Harry Morgan
Girl Happy (1965)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A Chicago mobster hires a rock and roll singer and his band to keep an eye on his daughter during Spring Break in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Director: Boris Sagal
Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Harold J. Stone
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A troubled young man discovers that he has a knack for writing when a counselor encourages him to pursue a literary career.

Director: Philip Dunne
Stars: Elvis Presley, Hope Lange, Tuesday Weld
Spinout (1966)
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Band singer/race driver Mike McCoy must choose between marrying a beautiful rich girl and driving her father's car in a prestigious race.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Shelley Fabares, Diane McBain
Speedway (1968)
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Poor bookkeeping saddles stock car driver Steve Grayson with a huge bill for back taxes which hampers his ability to continue racing competitively.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Nancy Sinatra, Bill Bixby
Roustabout (1964)
Drama | Music | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

After a singer loses his job at a coffee shop, he finds employment at a struggling carnival, but his attempted romance with a teenager leads to friction with her father.

Director: John Rich
Stars: Elvis Presley, Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Freeman
Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Mike and Danny hitch a ride to the World's Fair in Seattle after the sheriff seizes their crop duster biplane to cover Danny's gambling debts. Mike looks after the driver's 7 y.o. niece at the fair, where he meets a cute nurse.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Joan O'Brien, Gary Lockwood
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

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
Stars: Elvis Presley, Suzanna Leigh, James Shigeta
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

When singer Guy Lambert goes on tour in Europe, he is pursued by two beautiful women, bumbling jewel thieves, and a mysterious killer.

Director: Norman Taurog
Stars: Elvis Presley, Annette Day, John Williams
Loving You (1957)
Drama | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A musician and a publicist help a delivery man achieve stardom.

Director: Hal Kanter
Stars: Elvis Presley, Lizabeth Scott, Wendell Corey
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Elvis Presley ... Josh Morgan / Jodie Tatum
Arthur O'Connell ... Pappy Tatum
Glenda Farrell ... Ma Tatum
Jack Albertson ... Captain Robert Salbo
Pamela Austin ... Selena Tatum (as Pam Austin)
Cynthia Pepper ... PFC Midge Reilly
Yvonne Craig ... Azalea Tatum
Donald Woods ... General Alvin Donford
Tommy Farrell ... Master Sgt. William George Bailey
Beverly Powers Beverly Powers ... Trudy
Hortense Petra Hortense Petra ... Dixie
Bobby Stone Bobby Stone ... General's Aide (as Robert Stone)
Edit

Storyline

An Army officer returns to the Smoky Mountains tries to convince his kinfolk to allow the Army to build a missile site on their land. Once he gets there, he discovers he has a lookalike cousin.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

ELViS iS BACK with his mountain kinfolk singin' an' swingin' in that good ol' rural rhythm! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Primos queridos See more »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Glenda Farrell, who plays Ma Tatum, and Tommy Farrell, who plays MSgt. William George Bailey, in real life are mother and son. See more »

Goofs

Captain Salbo tells one of his men, "Get me SAC Headquarters in the Pentagon" SAC has been headquartered at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska since 1948, well before the time frame of this story. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
General Alvin Donford: Strategic Air Command Logistics considers Big Smoky Mountain the most important site in this group of ICBM missile bases. One that we feel will be vital.
See more »

Crazy Credits

At the end of the movie, the "THE END" sign is shown by Pappy Tatum (Arthur O'Connell) and Captain Salbo (Jack Albertson) as they each hold up a paddle, one reading THE, and the other reading END as they both shake hands. See more »

Connections

Referenced in That '70s Show: Eric's Hot Cousin (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Once Is Enough
(uncredited)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires, Yvonne Craig, Mountain Maidens and Soldiers
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
good soundtrack, a few laughs, not bad
1 November 2014 | by beauzeeSee all my reviews

elvis is not engaged here at all and who could blame him? by late '63 he surely expected to be making one serious picture after another.

nonetheless, storyline happens to be very entertaining > the Military heads desperate to secure ol' Smoky Mountain for their missile site, while trying not to be swept away from the sexed up "kittyhawks", bring a smile.

did not need "two Elvis(s)"....but whatever. they both sing real good. as one song suggests, "ON(C)E IS ENOUGH". :)

title tune is particularly strong, shoulda-coulda been a smash...guess the competition from overseas at the time, like, his many imitators, cut down on his airplay. KISSIN' COUSINS/IT HURTS ME (not from film) was as good as many singles from the previous decade!


5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Trending TV Series With Prime Video

Explore popular and recently added TV series available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed