Directed by Norman Taurog 
Produced by Hal B. Wallis 
Screenplay by Hal Kanter 
Story by Allan Weiss 
Music by Joseph J. Lilley 
Cinematography Charles Lang, Jr. 
Editing by Terry O. Morse 
Studio Hal Wallis Productions 
Distributed by Paramount Pictures 
Release date November 22, 1961
Running time 102 minutes 
Country United States 
Language English 
Box office $4.2 million (US)

SYNOPSIS:

Chadwick Gates has just gotten out of the Army, and is happy to be back in Hawaii with his surfboard, his beach buddies, and his girlfriend Maile Duval. His mother Sarah Lee wants him to go to work at the Great Southern Hawaiian Fruit Company, but Chad is reluctant, so Chad goes to work as a tour guide at his girlfriend's agency.


CAST:

Elvis Presley as Chad (Chadwick) Gates
Joan Blackman as Maile Duval
Angela Lansbury as Sarah Lee Gates
Nancy Walters as Abigail Prentice
Roland Winters as Fred Gates
John Archer as Jack Kelman
Howard McNear as Mr. Chapman
Steve Brodie as Tucker Garvey
Iris Adrian as Enid Garvey
Hilo Hattie as Waihila
Jenny Maxwell as Ellie Corbett
Pamela Austin as Selena "Sandy" Emerson
Darlene Tompkins as Patsy Simon
Christian Kay as Beverly Martin
Lani Kai as Carl Tanami
Jose De Vega as Ernie Gordon
Frank Atienza as Ito O'Hara
Tiki Hanalei as Ping Pong

SONGS:

Blue Hawaii
Written by Leo Robin & Ralph Rainger
Performed by Elvis Presley

Almost Always True
Written by Fred Wise & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley

Aloha Oe
Written by Queen Liliuokalani
Performed by Elvis Presley

No More
Written by Don Robertson & Hal Blair
Performed by Elvis Presley

Can't Help Falling In Love
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley

Rock-a-Hula Baby
Written by Fred Wise, Ben Weisman & Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley

Moonlight Swim
Written by Sylvia Dee & Ben Weisman
Performed by Elvis Presley

Ku-u-i-Po
Written by George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti & Luigi Creatore
Performed by Elvis Presley

Ito Eats
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Slicin' Sand
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Hawaiian Sunset
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Beach Boy Blues
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Island Of Love (Kauai)
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley

Hawaiian Wedding Song
Written by Charles E. King, Al Hoffman & Dick Manning
Performed by Elvis Presley

On Moonlight Bay
(uncredited)
Written by Percy Wenrich, the lyrics by Edward Madden,

Steppin' Out of Line
Written by Fred Wise, Ben Weisman & Dolores Fuller
Performed by Elvis Presley
(Written for movie but only used as an instrumental)

Blue Hawaii is a 1961 American musical romantic comedy film set in the state of Hawaii and starring Elvis Presley. The screenplay by Hal Kanter was nominated by the Writers Guild of America in 1962 in the category of Best Written American Musical.[3] The movie opened at no. 2 in box office receipts for that week and despite mixed reviews from critics, finished as the 10th top-grossing movie of 1961 and 14th for 1962 on the Variety national box office survey, earning $5 million.[4] The film won a fourth place prize Laurel Award in the category of Top Musical of 1961.[5]