Elvis stars in the timeless tale of an American soldier who entertains his fellow soldiers with his talented guitar playing as they face the enemy in war-torn West Germany. Eager to open a nighclub in the States after his tour of duty, Elvis takes part in a wager to raise the money he needs. Juliet Prowse co-stars as Elvis' romantic interest.
After Elvis Presley got out of the army in 1960, he was instantly ushered into G.I. Blues
, a Paramount movie about an Oklahoma singer who (surprise) gets out of the army and wants to open a club. Making a potentially lucrative bet that he can seduce a cabaret singer (Juliet Prowse), Elvis instead falls in love. Leaving behind his rockabilly roots for a slicker image better suited to early 60s pop, the Elvis of this movie is the one who made almost 30 more just like it. The songs include "G.I. Blues", "It's Not Good Enough for You," "Tonight Is So Right for Love" and "Wooden Heart". It's directed by Norman Taurog, a studio veteran who made his first film in 1928 and worked many times with Presley. --Tom Keogh