Paradise, Hawaiian Style

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Paradise, Hawaiian Style
Paradise Hawaiian Style 1966 poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Michael D. Moore
Produced by Hal B. Wallis
Screenplay by
  • Allan Weiss
  • Anthony Lawrence
Story by Allan Weiss
Music by Joseph J. Lilley
Cinematography W. Wallace Kelley
Edited by Warren Low
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • June 9, 1966 (1966-06-09) (USA)
Running time
91 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $2,000,000
Box office $2,500,000[1]

Paradise, Hawaiian Style is a 1966 musical comedy film starring Elvis Presley. It was the third and final motion picture that Presley filmed in Hawaii. The film reached #40 on the Variety weekly box office chart, earning $2.5 million in theaters.


Rick Richards (Presley) returns to his home in Hawaii after being fired from his job as an airline pilot. He and his buddy Danny Kohana (James Shigeta) go into the helicopter charter business together. But Rick's reckless flying and his careless negotiations with local women may cost Rick the business and Danny his home.

Disaster looms as Danny becomes overdue on a flight after Rick has been grounded by government officials. Rick must decide if he should risk losing his license forever by going to look for his friend.



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  1. ^ "Paradise, Hawaiian Style, Box Office Information". The Numbers. Retrieved April 16, 2012. 

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