It’s hard to believe that Elvis Presley died nearly 40 years ago. Forever the King of Rock and Roll, Presley left behind a number of great musicals along with his countless hit records. One of his more interesting feature films was 1966’s Frankie and Johnny, which will hit Blu-ray on August 8th via KL Studio Classics. In case you don’t remember, here’s what this toe-tapping good time of a movie is all about:
Johnny was her man, but he did her wrong, in this rollicking musical based on the timeless song and set on a 19th-century riverboat on the Mississippi. Up to his ears in gambling debts, Johnny (Elvis Presley) has his fortune told and finds out that a red-headed woman will turn his luck around. The sexy Nellie (Nancy Kovack) fits the bill, much to the dismay of Johnny’s gal, Frankie (Donna Douglas). With Harry Morgan and Sue Ane Langdon. Songs include “Everybody Come Aboard,” “When the Saints Go Marching In,” and the title tune.
To tide you over until August rolls around (it will be here sooner than you realize!), here’s the movie’s trailer: