Double Trouble (1967 film)

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For the film starring Terence Hill and Bud Spencer, see Double Trouble (1984 film).
Double Trouble
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Norman Taurog
Produced by
Screenplay by Jo Heims
Story by Mark Brandel
Music by Jeff Alexander
Cinematography Daniel L. Fapp
Edited by John McSweeney Jr.
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • April 5, 1967 (1967-04-05) (USA)
Running time
92 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Box office $1,600,000 (US/ Canada)[1]

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.[2]

The film was known during pre-production as You're Killing Me.[citation needed]

Though the film is set in Britain and Belgium, the scenes were shot entirely in Hollywood.[citation needed]

Co-star Norman Rossington holds a unique place in music film history as being the only actor to have appeared with Elvis and The Beatles (A Hard Day's Night).[citation needed]

Priscilla Presley later claimed that when Elvis was told he had to sing Old MacDonald Had a Farm 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.

The film, his twenty-fourth one, 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.

Actress Kim Howe appeared in Double Trouble and danced with Presley in the film.[3] In 2015, Howe died in a car crash involving Caitlyn Jenner.[4]

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  1. ^ "Big Rental Films of 1967" in Variety, 3 January 1968, p. 25. Please note these figures refer to rentals accruing to the distributors.
  2. ^ Michael A. Hoey, Elvis' Favorite Director: The Amazing 52-Film Career of Norman Taurog, Bear Manor Media 2013
  3. ^ Pleasance, Chris (20 February 2015). "Pictured: The moment woman, 69, killed in Bruce Jenner crash danced with Elvis Presley in movie". Daily Mail. 
  4. ^ TMZ Staff (February 20, 2015). "Bruce Jenner Car Crash Victim's Big Screen Brush with Elvis". TMZ. 

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