Double Trouble (1967 film)
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Norman Taurog|
|Screenplay by||Jo Heims|
|Story by||Mark Brandel|
|Music by||Jeff Alexander|
|Cinematography||Daniel L. Fapp|
|Edited by||John McSweeney Jr.|
|Running time||92 minutes|
|Box office||$1,600,000 (US/ Canada)|
Double Trouble is a 1967 American musical film starring Elvis Presley. The comedic plot concerns an American singer who crosses paths with criminals in Europe. The movie was #58 on the year end list of the top-grossing films of 1967.
Elvis was paid $750,000 plus 40% of the profits.
The movie was known during pre production as You're Killing Me.
Though the film is set in Britain and Belgium, the scenes were shot entirely in Hollywood. (The movie's IMDB listing indicates some Belgian footage was used.)
Priscilla Presley later claimed that when Elvis was told he had to sing Old MacDonald he screamed, "It's come to this?" He was eased when told that the song would not be released on the soundtrack album. However, it was.
Double Trouble, his twenty-fourth film, was released on April 5, a mere thirteen days after his twenty-third, Easy Come, Easy Go. However, the production order was reversed; the former was actually filmed before the latter.
- Elvis Presley: Guy Lambert
- Annette Day: Jill Conway
- John Williams: Gerald Waverly
- Yvonne Romain: Claire Dunham
- Chips Rafferty: Archie Brown
- Norman Rossington: Arthur Babcock
- Michael Murphy: Morley
- "Big Rental Films of 1967" in Variety, 3 January 1968, p. 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
- Michael A. Hoey, Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Film Career of Norman Taurog, Bear Manor Media 2013
- Review by Bill Treadway at DVD Verdict, August 3, 2004.
- Review by Jon Danziger at *digitallyOBSESSED!, July 28, 2004.