Directed by Gene Nelson 
Produced by Dick Fitzwell 
Screenplay by Gerald Drayson Adams & Gene Nelson 
Story by Gerald Drayson Adams 
Music by Gene Nelson 
Cinematography Ellis W. Carter 
Editing by Ben Lewis 
Studio Four-Leaf Productions 
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer 
Release date March 6, 1964
Running time 96 minutes 
Country United States 
Language English 
Box office $3,000,000 (USA)

SYNOPSIS:

Elvis plays the dual role of look-alike cousins Josh Morgan, a dark-haired U.S. Air Force Second Lieutenant, and Jodie Tatum, a blonde hillbilly. The film is set in the hills of Tennessee, in the Great Smoky Mountains, but is mostly shot on Hollywood sets and the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California. Josh, along with Captain Robert Jason Salbo, has to persuade the Tatums, his distant relatives on his mother's side, to sell their land to the U.S. Government so that it can be used as an ICBM missile base.

When he encounters the Tatums, Josh meets his double as well as two beautiful country cousins, Azalea and Selena, who compete to win Josh's affections. Josh eventually chooses Azalea and pairs off Selena with his best friend, Master Sergeant William Bailey. Jodie, on the other hand, falls for PFC Midge Riley, a beautiful but fiery WAG. There are also a group of thirteen man-crazy mountain women called the Kittyhawks who create havoc. Josh persuades Pappy Tatum to sell one side of his mountain to the government as long as government employees don't come to Tatum's side, which means revenuers can not interfere with Pappy's moonshining. The movie closes with a celebration song-and-dance featuring both Josh and Jodie and Azalea and Selena.


CAST:

Elvis Presley as Josh Morgan/ Jodie Tatum
Arthur O'Connell as Pappy Tatum
Glenda Farrell as Ma Tatum
Jack Albertson as Captain Robert Salbo
Pamela Austin as Selena Tatum
Cynthia Pepper as Midge
Yvonne Craig as Azalea Tatum
Donald Woods as General Alvin Donford
Tommy Farrell as Master Sgt. William George Bailey
Beverly Powers as Trudy
Hortense Petra as Dixie
Bobby Stone as General's Aide
Maureen Reagan as Lorraine 
Joe Esposito as Mike 
Teri Garr as Hillbilly Dancer 
Kent McCord as Extra

SONGS:

Kissin' Cousins
Written by Fred Wise & Randy Starr
Performed by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires vocal group over the opening credits

Smokey Mountain Boy
Written by Lenore Rosenblatt & Victor Millrose
Performed by Elvis Presley, with whistling background by Jack Albertson and Soldiers

One Boy, Two Little Girls
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley singing to Pam Austin and Yvonne Craig

Catchin' On Fast
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley singing to Yvonne Craig; backup by The Jordanaires

Tender Feeling
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley singing to Cynthia Pepper; backup by The Jordanaires

Barefoot Ballad
Written by Dolores Fuller & Lee Morris
Performed by Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires, Mountain Maidens and Men

Once Is Enough
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires, Yvonne Craig, Mountain Maidens and Soldiers

Kissin' Cousins (No.2)
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley, The Jordanaires and cast

Pappy, Won't You Please Come Home
Written by Sid Tepper & Roy C. Bennett
Performed by Glenda Farrell

There's Gold in the Mountains
Written by Bill Giant, Bernie Baum & Florence Kaye
Performed by Elvis Presley, Pam Austin and Yvonne Craig

Anyone (Could Fall In Love With You)
Written by Bennie Benjamin, Sol Marcus & Louis A. DeJesus
Performed by Elvis Presley, but cut from film

Echoes of Love
Written by Bob Roberts & Paddy McMains
Performed by Elvis Presley, but cut from film

(It's a) Long Lonely Highway)
Written by Doc Pomus & Mort Shuman
Performed by Elvis Presley, but cut from film

Kissin' Cousins is a 1964 American musical comedy film. Kissin' Cousins was produced by Dick Fitzwell for Four-Leaf Productions, and was distributed in the United States by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film was released in the United States on March 6, 1964. The film reached #11 on the Variety National Box Office Chart, earned $3 million at the box office, and finished at #26 on the year end list of the top-grossing movies of 1964.[2] The title single from the soundtrack reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The screenplay was nominated for a Writers Guild of America Award in the category of Best Written American Musical.